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An­drea Ian­none had an im­pres­sive Suzuki de­but at Va­len­cia, fin­ish­ing off his first out­ing on the GSX-RR in a strong fourth place, de­spite a num­ber of high-speed tum­bles through­out the two-day out­ing.

Silencing crit­ics who be­lieved that he would strug­gle to adapt to the new bike in time for next sea­son, even the crashes weren’t enough to slow him down, and he leaves Spain pleased with the pack­age that he’ll race in 2017.

He ex­plained: “I hurt my el­bow in the crash, and I rode with a lot of pain all day. But it was very im­por­tant that we rode to­day, so I tried my best. I didn’t push at 100%, be­cause I didn’t want to risk an­other ac­ci­dent and more in­jury, but it’s OK. It was im­por­tant for us to have a good test.

“I have a very good im­pres­sion with the new bike, and we’re start­ing to un­der­stand it a lot. I think the Suzuki is a very good base with a very good chas­sis, and my feel­ing with it is very good. But it’s nor­mal that some parts will not be per­fect now. I’ve talked a lot with the en­gi­neers and my team and now we have a lot more in­for­ma­tion to make changes.”

I think the Suzuki is a very good base with a very good chas­sis’ AN­DREA IAN­NONE

Ian­none has his crit­ics firmly in his sights

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