News 22 Sep 2016

Iannone remains uncertain for Aragon MotoGP round

Medical check on Thursday will determine if he rides.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone will attempt to start this weekend’s MotorLand Aragon round of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship, but remains unconfirmed after missing the recent Misano round with a back injury.

Italian hard-charger Iannone picked up a micro-fracture of the T3 vertebra during first free practice at Misano, which forced him out of the weekend, however he’s hopeful of completing the race weekend in Spain.

“Over the last few days I’ve been trying my best to recover by resting after the crash at Misano, but I’ve still got a bit of pain in my back,” Iannone said. “We’ll see what the doctors say at Aragón.

“For sure I’ll be trying to race and will try and do my best, as always. I hope to be in quite a good shape and to be able to keep the pain under control, because I think that this can be a positive circuit for us, seeing as we had a great race here last year.”

After sitting out the San Marino GP, Iannone will now go for a check-up on Thursday afternoon with the circuit medical centre, who will decide if the Abruzzo rider can take to the track for the Spanish weekend.