MotoGP » Andrea Iannone
Andrea Iannone made his long-awaited MotoGP debut in 2013, but a rider known for his exciting riding style at Moto2 level would struggle to make an impression on the troubled Ducati GP13.
Often left to flounder as the lowest-placed prototype rider- and often out-paced by the odd CRT - Iannone’s rookie season was marred by physical difficulties.
The first was in the form of an early season arm-pump operation, requiring 22 stiches, while a shoulder dislocation in Germany forced him to miss two races and left the young Italian at less than full strength for the rest of the season.
Iannone’s best race result was an eighth place in Australia and he remains with Ducati and Pramac for 2014.