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MotoGP: Iannone explains Porsche window break video

"I called the Porsche assistant but they didn't have a solution..."
Andrea Iannone has explained the background to a video he posted on social media this week, showing the MotoGP race winner breaking the back window of his Porsche with a hammer (see below).

Fighting back laughter in the paddock at Silverstone on Thursday, the Ducati rider said: "So, I have the key inside and when I finished putting gasoline in the car I tried to open the door and it was locked.

"This was a big problem for me because I have 100km more to get to my destination and it was 1:30 in the morning. I called the Porsche assistant but they didn't have a solution. I thought a little bit and the unique idea is break the window!"

Turning to on-track matters, Iannone is confident he will be able to continue his recent run of form at this weekend's British MotoGP.

"I'm very happy. I won my first race in Austria and we continued in Brno with a very good weekend. Unfortunately for the race we have a small problem with the front tyres. We choose not the best tyre for the conditions, but I rode very fast and tried my best to control everything in the race. Now is another weekend and I think we are in a very good moment. During the second part of the season I have a good feeling with the team and the bike. And it is very positive for us."

By Peter McLaren

Tagged as: Ducati , Iannone

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September 01, 2016 9:42 PM

I can't help but wonder if Ducati made a mistake by letting him go! I personally feel that Dovi and Lorenzo are too lay back. AI would've pushed Lorenzo to always try to be ahead of him on the track or who knows what would happen. He just has that extra edge that's needed to win races(don't crucified me for saying this) and in my eyes Dovi is lacking.

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