Andrea Iannone cagey on MotoGP switch

Published: 04 August 2011

Andrea Iannone has played down intense speculation that he will move to MotoGP in 2012.

The highly rated Italian made his MotoGP debut on a Pramac Ducati GP11 during a brief test at Mugello last month, intensifying rumours that he’s going to quit Moto2 at the end of the season.

Iannone’s current Speed Master Team has been awarded a place on the 2012 MotoGP grid, but it is not clear whether the Italian squad will enter with its own 1000c project.

Iannone, who has held talks with Cal Crutchlow’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad, told MCN: “I don’t know what is going to happen for next year. Now I want to win as many races in Moto2 and focus on this championship before deciding what to do.”

Iannone said he had been impressed with the performance of Loris Capirossi’s GP11 he tested at Mugello.

“The bike was impressive. I opened the throttle and the straight was finished! I am happy because I didn’t crash and I wasn’t dangerous for Ducati,“ said Iannone.