Recently Lorenzo claims that a start from the rear of the grid at Assen was not a strong enough penalty for repeat offenders.
It is Iannone’s second grid penalty of the year, the previous a three-place drop at Austin after he clashed with team-mate Andrea Dovizioso on the final lap at Termas de Rio Hondo.
The Defending world champion feels MotoGP needs to take a harder line on repeat offenders.
“For me at this moment with the rules of points, we are not in a good way,” Lorenzo said.
“[In 2003], [John] Hopkins made a mistake at Motegi and had one race off. I made two mistakes in 2005 [in 250cc] and had one race off.
“In soccer, if you make a hard tackle, it’s a red card and a minimum of one match off. In this sport, we play with our life, I could have broken my hip and collarbone.
“If I’m an aggressive rider like I could be in the past, sometimes we are not conscious of the risk, you need a hard conversation.
“If you don’t have a harsh penalty you don’t learn, you don’t change.”