Iannone to start last at Assen

Ducati rider Andrea Iannone will start from the back of the grid at the next MotoGP event at Assen after crashing into Jorge Lorenzo on Sunday. 

Iannone lost control of his bike at Turn 10 on lap 17 during the Catalunya Grand Prix and hit Lorenzo, which caused both of them to retire.

Lorenzo was infuriated with Iannone and the 26-year-old has been punished accordingly.

In fact, this the second time the Italian has found himself in hot water this season as he was given three-place grid penalty for colliding with team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in Argentina in April.

Iannone is the first rider to start from the back of the grid after Valentino Rossi was made to do so during the season finale in Valencia in 2015. Rossi was handed the penalty after he was found guilty of kicking Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez off his bike during the penultimate race at Sepang.

Iannone, who will be moving to Suzuki next season, currently sits in 10th place on the MotoGP standings.

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