Up and down qualifying for Iannone in Qatar

Andrea Iannone was forced to stop for a technical problem on the last lap of the qualifying session.

The day started on the right foot for Andrea Iannone. During the third free practice session yesterday, he gained direct access to Q2. Unfortunately in the all-important qualifying session he was forced to stop for a technical problem on the last lap.

Andrea Iannone, Pramac Ducati
Andrea Iannone, Pramac Ducati

Photo by: Bridgestone Corporation

In the fourth and final free practice session Andrea Iannone - Pramac Racing - concluded with a solid fifth place, less than two tenths of a second from the first position. Thirty-five minutes after the end of FP4, Q2 session started as scheduled. "Maniac Joe" demonstrated immediately that he was competitive, lapping in 1'55’’1 and being able to repeat this lap a couple more times. On the last lap available before the end of session , Andrea managed to do an excellent T1, but unfortunately was stopped by a technical problem. Iannone will start eleventh on the grid.

Yonny Hernandez - Energy T.I. Pramac Racing – rode the fourth FP session under par, and was unable to match his lap time from yesterday . During the first lap of qualifying he improved slightly, the lap after unfortunately he crashed without consequences. The Colombian rider returned on track but without improving. Tomorrow Yonny will start the race from the seventeenth position .

Andrea Iannone ( Pramac Racing): "I’m confident! This morning I went well in FP4 did good lap times. In Q2 I was fast from the start , unfortunately I was forced to slow down a couple of times because of traffic, and on the last lap while I was improving I had to stop for a technical problem. The race is tomorrow, I think I can do well. I thank the team and Ducati. "

Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) "I'm very disappointed, I have crashed too many times this weekend. It is not a good weekend for me, now I hope for the race. I'm happy with the bike, I feel good with the setup. I'll work to improve tomorrow, I have no physical pain. In the race I want to finish in the points. "

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Tags andrea iannone, motogp, pramac racing, qatar, yonny hernandez