Disappointment for Iannone at Misano

A fall in turn six undid the good work done over the weekend.

A large and passionate crowd filled the grandstands and lawns around the 4.226 km (2.626 mi) Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the final day of the thirteenth round of the MotoGP World Championship.

Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing Team
Andrea Iannone, Pramac Racing Team

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

Following a good start that allowed Andrea Iannone to immediately advance three positions, putting him in ninth place at the end of the first lap, his run in the top ten was interrupted just a few minutes into the Italian race. As he was pursuing Alvaro Bautista in an effort to gain additional positions, a fall in turn six undid the good work done over the weekend and forced the Italian to retire from the race.

Iannone and his team will now focus on tomorrow’s IRTA test here at the Misano circuit. The next round is scheduled for September 27-29 at Aragon.

Andrea Iannone - Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team: “I was really motivated for the race and couldn’t wait for it to start because I knew I had a pretty good pace to have a good race and stay with the Ducati Team riders—I was sure of it. I did pretty well on the start and immediately made up some positions, passing Nicky and Dovi, and then I tried to catch Alvaro.

It seemed like I’d be able to do it, but I took a turn differently than normal and the bike closed the front end and I crashed. Anyway, we’ve improved compared to Silverstone, and my shoulder has too. We worked well the entire weekend, and up until this morning, everything went as it should have, only to finish like this. Everything was perfect. I’m disappointed, but we’ll start again and try at Aragon.”

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Alvaro Bautista , Marco Simoncelli , Andrea Iannone
Teams Pramac Racing , Ducati Team
Article type Race report
Tags ducati, iannone, misano, motogp, pramac racing