ANDREA IANNONE FALTERS IN THE FINALE BUT FINISHES ELEVENTH
In a race conditioned by numerous crashes, a contact in a braking section took both Aleix Espargaró and Bradley Smith out of the action in the early stages. The Spanish rider, who returned to pit lane in pain, is now undergoing further checks to assess the condition of his left knee.
In the early part of the race, Andrea Iannone set a good pace, making up ground on the central group. The Italian rider then struggled a bit with a drop in performance, probably attributable to tyre wear, hindering his comeback. Aided by the DNFs, in any case, Andrea finished eleventh.