Iannone digs deep for fourth

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Andrea Iannone had another heroic ride on his Ducati to finish fourth at Aragon despite once again racing with a recently dislocated shoulder. The Italian had to dig deep throughout the race and having had pain killing injections prior to the start he was able to fight with the leading group in the early laps before settling back to a safe fourth place at the flag.

“despite of my physical condition, we did a good race, but I am a bit disappointed I was unable to stay with Pedrosa and Rossi,” said Iannone. “I thought I had their pace and that I could fight with them, but they were always quicker than me by a couple of tenths, which mirrored the lap times we recorded during FP4.

“I would have liked to be able to fight for the podium, because my team is working really hard and it’s important to get encouraging results for the whole squad. I gave my all, despite the fact that my shoulder was hurting, and I have to thank the guys in the Clinica Mobile because they gave me some pain-killing injections that eliminated the pain during the first part of the race.”

Steve English

By Steve English