Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa has laid down to the law to Andrea Iannone after the Italian ran into the Spaniard and ended his challenge early doors in yesterday's Phillip Island MotoGP round.
Iannone got into Honda corner way too hot and clipped the rear of Pedrosa’s RC213V, breaking vital components, damaging the wheel and forcing an early-retirment. It also meant that Pedrosa’s tilt for second place in the championship table was dealt a blow as Valentino Rossi took a maximum score and opened a 25-point gap.
“Not a good race. Again I had problems in the first laps and everyone got by me. I was in a bad position and when you are fighting with these guys in this group you always have a big, big chance of problems,” said Pedrosa, speaking at Phillip Island.
“Before, I already saw Iannone make a mistake with Crutchlow in front of me, I was thinking when he was coming, he make another mistake. He is a guy that has already taken down more this year. It was a big mistake.
“Maybe he doesn’t learn. He have to, anyway. These things can be a mistake but every weekend riding in the same style, in the end you take people down, this is not acceptable.”