Mugello, EN runganSport — Italian rider, Andrea Iannone has confirmed that he will leave the Suzoto Ecstar MotoGP team at the end of the 2018 season.
Iannone performed poorly throughout the year with Suzuki due to the difficulty of driving a typical Japanese motorcycle.
Iannone failed to climb the podium last year, only in 13th position of the final standings in 2017.
But, Iannone kicked off earlier this year with two podiums in America and Spain.
Unfortunately, Iannone’s slick performance came late, because the Japanese manufacturer will be able to stabilize Moto2 rider Joan Mir as a replacement for Iannone from 2019.
“Obviously I will not stay at Suzuki,” Iannone said in Mugello as reported by MotorSport.
“I’m going to move to another manufacturer, but at the moment I’m not going to talk about my future because it’s a bit like hell.
Suzuki spoke to me about my future only after the Barcelona test, they reflect for a long time, but in any case now I’m sure it will not stay in Suzuki,” he continued.
Iannone’s best choice for 2019 is expected to join another Italian manufacturer, Aprilia, he will replace Briton, Scott Redding.
Although demikina, Iannone confirmed he will still perform optimally with Suzuki until this season runs out.
“I am very happy with my performance at the beginning of this year, the motor is currently very new and very comfortable paddock pad,” Iannone admitted.
“Unlike last year, I was very difficult.
But Suzuki is trying his best and I am too, and we will continue like this until the end of the season,” Iannone closed. (DN / eV)