Andrea Iannone was back in action at Brno on Monday, the Italian rider getting over the pain in his leg that he received in Sunday's pitlane accident, but thankfully he was able to do important work for the Suzuki Ecstar team.
In the one day test ahead of this weekend's Austrian GP, Iannone worked on new setting configurations, some electronics finalization, and some new parts in the engine that will be useful for development for 2018, despite two crashes in the morning session.
He also tested the new Michelin's front tyre again, with positive feedback.
“It's a shame we couldn't make better use of the soft tyre, but unfortunately I crashed two times in the trial trying to push the bike to its limit, and this cut some of our time off,” he explained. “We focused on trying out some new improvements for 2018, and I feel the direction is correct.”
“My feeling on the bike improved a lot. In fact, today I could lap much faster than yesterday in the race. Also the pace improved. I spoke with Alex and he had pretty much the same feelings I had, therefore I think we are all on the right path and we have a good chance to improve.”