Andrea Iannone is confident the arm pump problem that afflicted him at Silverstone won't be an issue at Misano in Italy this weekend.

The Italian will be riding in his final home race on the Ducati ahead of his switch to Suzuki in 2017 and Iannone is keen to shine in San Marino, where he will be willed on by thousands of fervent Ducati supporters.

Iannone slid out of second place in the British Grand Prix in the closing stages of the race and blamed arm pump for the setback, although the 27-year-old doesn't believe he will be affected by the condition this weekend.

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"I don't think I will have any problems with my forearm in the Misano race. I haven't suffered with arm pump since my operation in 2013 and now I'm confidently looking forward to our home race," he said.

"The weather conditions should be better than in England and this will allow us to make constant progress during the weekend. I think the Desmosedici GP can be competitive at this track; two weeks ago we had a test there that gave good results.

"It's true that we didn't have any of our main competitors to compare with, but the feeling was very good and I think we have a good chance of doing well in the race."

Iannone's best MotoGP result at Misano is fifth place, which he achieved in 2014. He is currently in sixth place in the championship, seven points ahead of team-mate Andrea Dovizioso.