Andrea Iannone sidelined for Ducati test ruining chances of a comeback

Andrea Iannone sidelined for Ducati test ruining chances of a comeback

The Ducati test scheduled for this week won’t include Andrea Iannone after the manufacturer sidelined him, ruining his chances of a return to bike racing.

Ex-MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone was expected to participate in the two Ducati-organized test days scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at Misano, but according to Motosprint, the manufacturer sidelined him for the event.

Iannone intends to return to professional bike racing after his four-year doping suspension expires in the upcoming season.

The WorldSBK with Ducati’s GoEleven team seems to be his greatest chance for a comeback. Any possible deal will have to wait, though, as he won’t be in Misano this week.

The consequence of this is that Iannone will now have to wait until the Jerez test, which happens at the end of the WorldSBK season, to participate in a test.

“We are working, thinking about the near future, which is close enough,” Iannone recently told Icon Magazine about a comeback. “In fact, the disqualification is almost over, the finish line is now in sight.

“They’ll give me my licence back in November! There are contacts, negotiations, we are talking…

“And I am happy that there is still interest in me, it makes me proud and happy.”

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