Andrea Iannone said he is very much interested in returning to race at Aragon in 2 weeks time, despite an injury. He is also ready to race despite being only 90 percent fit.
He was ruled out from participating in the Misano GP after having fractured the T3 vertebra in his upper back. He was fractured during his first practice for the San Marino GP last friday. He was replaced by his fellow compatriot, Michele Pirro to represent Ducati.
Iannone was advised by doctors that he would take a few days to recover. The rider recently tasted the winner's champagne at the Austrian GP, a month ago. He wanted to continue the rhythm until the end of this year, as he is leaving Ducati for Suzuki.
Iannone stated, "I wanted to try my best to ride. All the medical people explained to me that it's dangerous in case of a crash. I understood [this], but not 100% because before I arrived in Cesena, the medical team decided and declared me not fit this weekend - before I arrived at the hospital."
"When I came back, they changed the decision and declared me fit to be reviewed. On Saturday morning when I arrived, they explained, 'I'm sure you're not this fit."
With the absence of Iannone from the San Marino GP, teammate Dovizioso moved ahead of Iannone in the championship standings into sixth place.