IANNONE CRASHED OUT OF SPANISH GP WHILE TSUDA COLLECTED IMPORTANT DATA

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The Spanish GP leaves Team SUZUKI ECSTAR with a bitter taste in its mouth, as the encouraging improvement seen yesterday in qualifying didn’t provide the expected results on race day. Andrea Iannone crashed out with 18 laps to go, thereby losing the chance to score points for the championship. Takuya Tsuda enjoyed his first race in MotoGP, reaching the finish line and gathering important feedback for the engineers.

With a positive start when the red lights went off, Iannone overtook some riders and went into 3rd place at the first corner. His pace was good for the early laps, but then had to let up on the pace and started losing positions, until when in the 7th lap when he lost control of his GSX-RR at corner 11 and crashed out of the race.

Test rider Takuya Tsuda managed to finish his very first race in MotoGP. It has been a good opportunity for him to debut the GSX-RR in a race after doing so much work to develop it, and also advantageous for the engineers and R&D team to get important feedback.