Australian GP: Interwetten Honda Friday report

Freezing cold makes first free practice difficult for Aoyama The first free practice of the Australian Grand Prix went very different to the first free practice one week ago in Malaysia, where everybody was complaining about the heat. By now ...

Freezing cold makes first free practice difficult for Aoyama

The first free practice of the Australian Grand Prix went very different to the first free practice one week ago in Malaysia, where everybody was complaining about the heat. By now everybody wishes to have that heat back as it is freezing cold at Phillip Island. Hiroshi Aoyama finished the first free practice at 12th position and had not his very best time with the cold and wet conditions. It was not easy to find the right feeling with his bike and if it is raining again tomorrow the work on the rain set up will continue. But Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team would really look forward to a dry and sunny session for tomorrow, if they would have the choice.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 12 - 1'44.704:

"The first day at Phillip Island would have been nicer in the dry. It is such a beautiful place and the track is great as well and I think it is a pity that we could not make the best out of it. I didn't have the best feeling with the front and rear tyres, as it is difficult to heat the up under these conditions. We have to work on that, but if the rain continues tomorrow we will go on with the rain set up."

-source: interwetten honda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama , Phillip Island