The first of three Grand Prix in three weeks will be the Grand Prix at the Twin Ring in Motegi / Japan next weekend. The journey goes to the land of the rising sun, which also is the home country of the MotoGP pilot Hiroshi Aoyama. He already ...
The first of three Grand Prix in three weeks will be the Grand Prix at the Twin Ring in Motegi / Japan next weekend. The journey goes to the land of the rising sun, which also is the home country of the MotoGP pilot Hiroshi Aoyama. He already travelled to Japan in April, when the Grand Prix was planned to take place in the first hand and was one of only a few competitors of the championship who actually arrived to Japan. But due to the closure of the airspace above Europe, because of the activities of the volcano on Iceland, the Grand Prix was postponed to the last third of the season and will take place from 1st to 3rd of October now.
Aoyama is looking forward to the race in Motegi, as the Twin Ring not only is his home track, he also achieved some big memories on this racetrack. 2005 he rode from Pole Position to victory in Motegi and it was his first victory in the 250cc world championship. Also the year after Aoyama won the 250cc race and last year, in 2009, he was standing on the second step of the rostrum at the Twin Ring Motegi. The 28-year-old Japanese has high expectations for this year's event on his home track and will be supported by his family, friends and fans there. He hopes to achieve his best result of this season so far.
"I am looking forward to Motegi. My family will be there to support me and also my friends and fans will come to see me ride. My agenda is quite full that weekend, but I am happy to be home. Physically I am much better. It is three months now that I have injured my back and the bone almost completely healed. I hope and I wish that I can achieve the best result of this season so far for my team in Motegi."
Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"In Motegi Hiro can show what he can do. It is his home track and we expect much more from him this time. He should be back fully fit again and he knows this track very well. He was able to achieve some big results in the past. I hope Hiro can fight without any worries at this Grand Prix and shows us all what we can expect from him."