MotoGP – Iannone fastest on Day Two at Losail

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    The second day of testing at the Losail International Circuit saw teams shift their focus to race set-up ahead of the first GP of the season on March 18, and Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone finished the session at the top of the timesheets.

    While focusing mainly on finding base race settings, Iannone was able to string together a run of 15 highly consistent and quick laps. The Italian confirmed the fast pace he showed on the first day, and was once again the strongest rider through sector T2 and T4. All of this, combined with a boost in confidence and a comfortable feeling with the front of the bike, earned him the fastest time of the day and he ended the session on the top of the time sheet with a 1:54.586.

    The Italian said: “Here, since yesterday, the bike has given me a good feeling. I am able to ride more and more with my usual style, and we struggle less where we don’t have hard braking. Today I completed a short race simulation and it was quite positive, we still have some room to improve but the team and Suzuki are doing a good job. We’ve taken all the information from the first two tests and tried to build a competitive bike. So far I’m very happy with how things are going here in Qatar!”


    QATAR TEST - Classification after Day 2:

    1. IANNONE, Andrea Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1:54.586 45 / 45

    2. DOVIZIOSO, Andrea Ducati Team 1:54.627 0.041 0.041 33 / 41

    3. MARQUEZ, Marc Repsol Honda Team 1:54.753 0.167 0.126 58 / 59

    4. ZARCO, Johann Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:54.874 0.288 0.121 27 / 49

    5. RINS, Alex Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1:54.967 0.381 0.093 39 / 41

    6. CRUTCHLOW, Cal LCR Honda CASTROL 1:54.992 0.406 0.025 20 / 51

    7. VIÑALES, Maverick Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:55.051 0.465 0.059 51 / 52

    8. PETRUCCI, Danilo Alma Pramac Racing 1:55.188 0.602 0.137 17 / 30

    9. MILLER, Jack Alma Pramac Racing 1:55.236 0.650 0.048 44 / 47

    10. PEDROSA, Dani Repsol Honda Team 1:55.282 0.696 0.046 21 / 35

    11. ROSSI, Valentino Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1:55.316 0.730 0.034 30 / 45

    12. ESPARGARO, Aleix Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:55.460 0.874 0.144 36 / 47

    13. NAKAGAMI, Takaaki LCR Honda IDEMITSU 1:55.539 0.953 0.079 58 / 61

    14. LORENZO, Jorge Ducati Team 1:55.562 0.976 0.023 30 / 53

    15. REDDING, Scott Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1:55.708 1.122 0.146 35 / 57

    16. SMITH, Bradley Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:55.798 1.212 0.090 37 / 49

    17. RABAT, Tito Reale Avintia Racing 1:55.875 1.289 0.077 44 / 61

    18. ABRAHAM, Karel Ángel Nieto Team 1:55.876 1.290 0.001 10 / 37

    19. MORBIDELLI, Franco EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:56.074 1.488 0.198 48 / 55

    20. BAUTISTA, Alvaro Ángel Nieto Team 1:56.104 1.518 0.030 25 / 70

    21. SYAHRIN, Hafizh Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1:56.263 1.677 0.159 31 / 46

    22. LUTHI, Thomas EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1:56.295 1.709 0.032 27 / 38

    23. SIMEON, Xavier Reale Avintia Racing 1:56.795 2.209 0.500 29 / 46

    24. KALLIO, Mika Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:57.218 2.632 0.423 50 / 56
     

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