Iannone competitive despite the crashes.
The rain was the star of today's practice sessions at Misano, causing many crashes that did not spared even the Pramac Racing Team. The team, however, showed to be able to adapt to all conditions and did a great job, also in the prospective of the uncertain weather conditions expected over the weekend.
Andrea Iannone was victim of two crashes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon session. In both cases, Andrea was betrayed by the slippery and unpredictable reaction of the front tire while braking, which caused many crashes for a lot of riders.
Unfortunately, he was not able to ride a lot, but it is certain that tomorrow he will be able to get back among the fastest riders and to improve his current ranking (ninth overall with the lap time of 1.50.603), thanks to the work already done in the test right here at Misano in late August.
Yonny Hernandez (EnergyT.I. Pramac Racing) was the star of an exciting Friday her in Italy, taking on perfectly the wet track. In the morning session he finished in first place with a lap time of 1.50.310, which earned him a second place in the combined standings today. Great satisfaction within the team even though it’s only Friday's practice. This result gives morale and motivation.
Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing): "This morning I crashed in the first free practice session, I slammed my foot that initially hurt a lot. After the session, I went to the mobile clinic and they gave me a painkiller that helped my pain. I'm sorry I slipped in FP2 too, because I was very fast and I was improving lap by lap. The feeling with the bike is good but there is a problem with the front tire, which doesn’t warn when it loses grip and you suddenly find yourself on the ground. "
Yonny Hernandez (EnergyT.I. Pramac Racing): "I am very happy with this first day of practice. This morning I did my best result in MotoGP finishing first! I was very fast throughout the hole day and in the combined classification i’m second. For tomorrow we still have much work in both cases of rain and sun. If tomorrow there are the same conditions as today we have to look for a bit more grip otherwise if the track is dry will start with our usual dry setting. "