An Italian rider born on 9th August 1989 in Adriatic coastal town of Vasto. Like all other riders, his interest in motorbikes came at a very early age. Iannone started his career on pocket bikes and soon became a championship front-runner. He participated in both the Italian and Spanish championships before moving to the class of World Championship in 2005.
His career start was not good. He won his first race on 4th of May 2008 at Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, then he won 3 more races in 2009 season and proved himself as a championship contender. He moves to the moto2 world championship and holds the 3rd position in overall standings in all the three seasons from 2010 to 2012.
After success in Moto2, he moves to MotoGP world championship with Ducati and competes with it till 2016. In 2017 and 2018 he participates with Suzuki Ecstar team. and last last year he moves on with Aprilia racing team!