Ducati MotoGP boss open to Iannone Pramac reunion

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Ducati’s MotoGP sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says he is open to Andrea Iannone returning to the Pramac satellite squad.

The wily old Italian says he still has a good relationship with Iannone - who is currently banned after failing a doping test - and would ‘never say never’ to his compatriot coming back into the Bolonga fold.

«It is obvious that Pramac promotes promising, young talents and acts as a kind of young talent, like Iannone, Petrucci, Miller and Bagnaia,” said Ciabatti.

“Seen in this way, Iannone is not ideal in such a program. But you still have to say: Why not? Never say never, I think Iannone is a great talent, he is an extremely fast driver who has gone astray for various reasons.

“I think that he realizes that he made mistakes in some crucial moments of his career. He is currently serving a ban, which I do not really want to comment on, but which is definitely tough, given the allegations that have been made against him.

But he is a driver who has always proven that he is one of the fastest. He was one of the riders who fought Márquez in Moto2 and sometimes won.

“Andrea has many advantages and some weaknesses, from time to time he behaves in a way that is irritating.

“Even during this curfew period, we exchanged ideas on Instagram, there is still a friendship that has never ceased to exist.”