Andrea Iannone: "It wasn’t a good race, and I continued to have problems with the lack of grip."
The the fourteenth round of the MotoGP World Championship, hosted at the Aragón circuit, saw Andrea Iannone defend his tenth position to the finish, putting him third among the Ducati riders.
The early stages of the race went well for Iannone, who held the pace of Ducati Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden and even managed to put himself between them at times. However, he eventually began struggling with a lack of grip. At that point, his goal became to preserve a top-ten result, and although it was challenging, he was successful in the end.
Next on the schedule is the challenging tripleheader, which will begin at Sepang International Circuit on Sunday, 13 October, to be followed by the Phillip Island round before finishing at Motegi on 27 October.
Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team: “It was a difficult race. I wasn’t fast in cornering and I was sliding while braking. This time I’m not very happy. It wasn’t a good race, and I continued to have problems with the lack of grip. We have to work to solve this problem. Today I didn’t have the right confidence, but on the positive side, now I’m managing the bike better throughout the race.
My goal now is to stay with Nicky and Dovi, as I did today in the beginning. Unfortunately, I had to let up after that to keep from falling, and they pulled ahead. I'm disappointed because every time I try to push harder, I risk falling. We’ll tackle the coming races the best we can in order to take some small steps forward.”