Successful Comeback for Aoyama in Indianapolis Two months Hiroshi Aoyama had to watch the races in TV, one whole month he had to lay on his back after the nasty crash in Silverstone in June where he fractured his 12th vertebra during the Warm up.
Successful Comeback for Aoyama in Indianapolis
Two months Hiroshi Aoyama had to watch the races in TV, one whole month he had to lay on his back after the nasty crash in Silverstone in June where he fractured his 12th vertebra during the Warm up. This weekend the 28 year old Japanese is back to active racing and he showed that he is ready with a strong performance.
Already in qualifying yesterday Aoyama impressed with a 13th position on the grid and he continued with this performance in the race today by finishing the U.S. Grand Prix in Indianapolis with 12th place. Aoyama didn't want to risk anything under the given physical conditions he is in and will continue his reintegration in Misano next weekend.
Hiroshi Aoyama, 12 -- 47'57.903:
"Under the given conditions here at Indy it was quite hard to finish the 28 laps. I had to fight in every single lap. I could stay with the other riders, but didn't want to risk anything. I had to find a compromise not to go too far and over my possibilities and still have a good race. Surely we can be better than that when I am 100% fit again and I am looking forward to that so much."
Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"Hiro did a good job this weekend. He was reasonable and found a good way back into racing. He was able to race a whole race distance. Of course he needs more time to be fully fit again and physically more confident. He already showed in the qualifying with the fast lap times that he is on the right way. The team hit the target of this weekend and I am glad about it and I look forward to continue in the same direction in Misano."