Aragon GP: Interwetten Honda race report

AOYAMA DISAPPOINTED ABOUT 13TH POSITION The first ever Grand Prix at the racetrack of Aragon, Motorland Aragon in Spain, was not the best weekend for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. The weekend was technically without ...

AOYAMA DISAPPOINTED ABOUT 13TH POSITION

The first ever Grand Prix at the racetrack of Aragon, Motorland Aragon in Spain, was not the best weekend for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. The weekend was technically without special occurances and Aoyama did not bad during the sessions, even though his physical condition is not 100% perfect yet. The track layout is not easy and requires a lot from the gladiators of the new age, nevertheless the 28 year old Japanese could stay with the group and fortunately spent the weekend without crashing.

The race was a tough one for Aoyama, as he knows he could have been better than 13th today if he would have attacked the riders in front earlier. At least the 13th position brings three more championship points for him. The next race will be his home race, which was postponed in April when the volcano Eyjafjallajokull cancelled the plans of the MotoGP world championship to travel to Japan and it will be held on 3rd of October in Motegi. Aoyama hopes that he can get his best result of the season so far in front of his fans and family there.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 13 -- 42'48.319:

"As you may can understand I am not really happy about the 13th position. My rhythm was good when I was riding alone. At the beginning I lost a lot of time and I could have been faster if I would have overtaken Kallio earlier. I tried it in each corner, but couldn't. When I finally passed him, because he made a mistake, it was too late to better the result and I am very angry about that."

Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:

"I am glad that we survived also this weekend without a crash. Exactly three month ago Hiro had his big accident where he hurt himself badly. In two weeks time he will be part of his home race and I think if he arrives there with the knowledge that he doesn't have to worry about his back anymore, he will get stronger results."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama