Andrea Iannone reflected on difficult weekend at Assen, where the Ducati rider finished a lonely fourth in the Dutch TT.

Iannone encountered several issues with the GP15 over the weekend, with the fast changes of direction causing the most problems for the Italian rider.

"For sure it was a difficult weekend. I tried my best with my team. I tried practice by practice. The feeling wasn't at 100 per-cent," Iannone said.

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"It's difficult to manage the bike and especially the change of the direction. It's better this weekend about the bike. For sure I have more feeling compared to Barcelona. I want to improve, especially for the Sachsenring.

"Especially the change of direction [was the biggest issue]. I think the rear don't help me to stop the bike. I push a lot braking in front. I stay at the limit," added Iannone.

"In the change of direction when I use the front brake it's really strong. In this track this is a big disadvantage."

Iannone finished the race four and a half seconds down on Jorge Lorenzo in third place and five seconds clear of Pol Espargaro but said he wasn't surprised to find himself riding alone for much of the race.

"No [not surprised]. I think my start is really good. In the first three or four laps it was really difficult to pass Aleix and Pol. This is not this group. I pass before and have the possibility to follow Lorenzo," he said.

"It's probably a different a race [if I hadn't passed them early on]. When I look at my board and I have one second to Dovi I try to push a little bit more and my gap improve. This is better for me.

"For sure it's a good result because I think this weekend was a little difficult to keep a better position."

Iannone is now hoping for an improvement ahead of the next round at the Sachsenring in Germany on July 12 after two difficult races at Catalunya and Assen.

"For sure they are two difficult tracks for me and my bike. Barcelona I like a lot the track. It's really beautiful. But with my bike the feeling was not 100 per-cent," Iannone said.

"The grip with the front and the rear is really less. In this track in the change of direction the bike is really strong and the grip in the rear of the bike don't help me stop.

"I think this is a problem with grip. For sure I explain this to the engineers with Ducati and we'll work to improve this situation."