Andrea Iannone concluded this first day of the challenging Malaysian Grand Prix in 12th position.
Yonny Hernandez: "So far, I still haven’t done more than 17 or 18 laps at a time, but there will be 23 tomorrow."
Andrea Iannone only headed out on track approximately 10 minutes from the end of the session and completed a total of seven laps.
A small problem suffered at the beginning of FP2, prevented Andrea Iannone from taking full advantage of the session.
Despite persistent discomfort in his right shoulder, Andrea gradually improved his time during the sessions.
Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro used the first day of free practice for “reconnaissance” of the track.
Andrea Iannone rewarded at Brno by consistency, perseverance.
First day of free practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Ignite Pramac Racing Team again will have the Ducati test rider Pirro as the sub for Spies. They will also field a "lab" Ducati for Iannone in the German Grand Prix.
The FP4 session had gone well for Andrea Iannone helping the Italian to make the third row for tomorrow.
Former World 250cc and World Superbike champ to take part in two day test
In the next few days Ben Spies will undergo further medical checks in order to have a clearer appraisal of the situation and evaluate the treatment to be followed for full recovery.
Incident prevents Spanish rookie from securing automatic Q2 position
Andrea Iannone still suffering from a little pain in his left knee, which hasn't healed completely.
Thanks to Ducati, Michele Pirro is the sub rider for the injured Ben Spies at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans.
Thanks to Ducati, the Pramac will be able to contest the race on the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.
The Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team will now prepare for the next round of the championship, at Le Mans on 19 May.