Iannone fastest on Friday at Mugello

Iannone fastest on Friday at Mugello

Andrea Iannone
photo: Suzuki

Andrea Iannone was fastest on Friday at the Mugello circuit in Italy. Maverick Viñales was second, at 0.387sec from the Suzuki rider while Marc Marquez registered the third best time.

“I recovered my head here in Mugello, after a couple of difficult years here”, Iannone said. “Fortunately the feeling with the bike here is really good, and everything is going really well in the garage. Since the start of this year, I’ve worked in a different way with my team, and it’s really good. We have a great chance at this track and I’m pumped to have the support of the fans, but of course, it’s difficult because all the riders are really close, but I’m ready for the fight and I won’t give up! My feeling is improving race by race.”

Andrea Iannone was fastest on Friday at the Mugello circuit in Italy

Marquez pointed out that his team usually struggles at Mugello but the beginning of the weekend was good.

“Our pace isn’t bad either, so we look at these positives and will see tomorrow if we’re able to improve further. Honestly, we were expecting to struggle a bit with the front tyre if temperatures were higher compared to the test, as was the case today because the hardest compound is still a bit too soft for us. That said, I think we still have some margin for improvement. Besides, generally speaking, we’ve worked well and have improved our lap time quite a bit from the morning; tomorrow we’ll try and continue on this positive path. Finally, I’d like to add that I hope Michele [Pirro] gets well and comes back soon”, the Spaniard added.