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MotoGP Argentina: Iannone punished for Dovizioso take down

Grid penalty for Andrea Iannone after taking out Ducati team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in Argentina MotoGP.
Andrea Iannone has been handed a three-place grid penalty for next weekend's Austin round, plus a penalty point, for colliding with team-mate Andrea Dovizioso at the end of Sunday's MotoGP race in Argentina.

The pair were safe in second and third until Iannone launched an ambitious attempt to pass Dovizioso into the penultimate corner, whereupon he lost the front and wiped out his fellow Ducati rider.

"On 3rd April 2016 during the last lap of MotoGP race of the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina, you overtook rider nr.4, in a way much too optimistic, you lost
control of your machine resulting in contact and crash of this rider," declared a Race Direction statement.

MotoGP Update | Investigation into clash between Iannone and Dovizioso underway #ArgentinaGP #MotoGP race https://t.co/0lwSayg6zd

Posted by Peter McLaren on Sunday, April 3, 2016


Tagged as: Ducati , crash , Iannone , Doviziosoz

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mandosgreat

April 04, 2016 12:08 AM

His nickname wasn't "Crazy Joe" for nothing. But he's at another level now, and a factory rider. He needs to show respect. His move was quite literally stupid, he took away a second and third place from Ducati. Another example of ambition outweighing talent (to quote Casey). There's hints of Simoncelli in this one ...



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