Andrea Iannone is hoping a change of medication will help numb the pain from his dislocated left shoulder during day two of the French MotoGP.

The Ducati star suffered the injury during testing at Mugello earlier this week and had to grit his teeth in Friday practice at Le Mans.

The Italian, who was eleventh fastest and 0.9s behind leader Bradley Smith, said: "I have a lot of pain in my shoulder, especially in the changes of direction. I work a lot with the Clinica Mobile to improve the situation, but it is only two days that I injured the shoulder.

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"I tried my best and my team also. It'll be really important to focus because it won't be a normal weekend for me but the points will be really important for the championship."

Asked how he feels about doing a full race distance, Iannone replied: "At the moment it is not a good feeling... In the second practice today I used painkillers but there was no difference. I don't know why. I talked with the Clinica Mobile and tonight I'll try a different solution and check if it is better tomorrow or not."