The bikes have stopped and the riders are enjoying some well-deserved holiday time. Andrea Iannone is spending some time in Ibiza before getting back on his Suzuki in early August at Brno. This evening the Italian rider carried out a phone interview with Sky Sport 24.
The Maniac took the opportunity to explain how he's feeling: “This is the hardest break of my life – he stated - unfortunately I've never reached the holidays with such difficulties, there's a real weight when you are so keen to achieve important results”. He won't hear of giving in though: “These are life lessons that help you to grow anyway – he pointed out – I continue to train with the aim of taking the Suzuki to the top”.
His GSX-RR has so far failed to meet with expectations this season: “We're continuing to develop the bike – commented #29 - last year the Suzuki could count on a different regulation, with less restrictions”. Iannone is nevertheless confident: “The bike has a good base and can become competitive – he stated – unfortunately I crashed at the Sachsenring but I was trying to bring home the best possible result”.
Looking back, this isn't the first time that The Maniac has faced such a situation: “I arrived in Ducati in 2013 with more problems than I have today – he recalled - in some ways it's like returning down a path I've already taken. So as a result I'm not overly worried - he revealed - also because I believe in my team and the people around me".
His last words concern Schwantz: “I've always respected Kevin – declared Iannone - he can say whatever he thinks. I would have preferred him to speak to me face to face, like a father does with his son, or if we'd confronted each other”.