Iannone to undergo further tests on forearm

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Andrea Iannone has confirmed that he will have further tests on his troublesome forearm next week after initial tests proved inconclusive. 

Iannone was forced to retire from the British Grand Prix last Sunday after he crashed while in a battle for second place. He attributed this to the worsening pain in his forearm. 

The Ducati rider visited Clinica Mobile chief Dr. Michele Zasa in Parma on Wednesday and underwent tests, but failed to confirm the exact nature of his injury. 

"Yesterday I was in a clinic in Parma, and I made some inquiries with Dr. Zasa," Iannone said. "We found a strong inflammation, but my arm is still in place and I can use my muscle, so it's a little hard to understand the situation.

"We see the inflammation, but we'll see how things go on track tomorrow."

Iannone will compete at the San Marino Grand Prix this weekend, after which he will return to Parma to have further tests as he tries to understand how the arm will affect him during the last five races of the season. 

"From Tuesday I will be in Parma, because we expect tracks like Aragon, Motegi and Sepang will be hard on my arm," he said. "So it's important to understand my situation next week."