Japanese GP: Interwetten Honda race report

Aoyama finished home race in Top 10 The home race of Hiroshi Aoyama at the Twin Ring Motegi went well, but consisted of a lot of ups and downs. But the 28 year old did his best to achieve a good result and satisfy the Interwetten Honda MotoGP...

Aoyama finished home race in Top 10

The home race of Hiroshi Aoyama at the Twin Ring Motegi went well, but consisted of a lot of ups and downs. But the 28 year old did his best to achieve a good result and satisfy the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team and Aoyama could repeat his best result of the season so far with a tenth place. After a difficult qualifying yesterday, where he finished 14th, Aoyama is happy that the race went better and is now looking forward to Malaysia as the Sepang International Circuit is his favourite track.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 10 -- 43'49.598:
"The conditions in the race was a bit cooler today and that was not so good for the tyres. I had to wait a couple of laps to warm the tyres up and then I could start to overtake the other riders in front of me. On this track you don't have so many possibilities to pass them. This race was not ideal for me, but at least I could repeat my best result of the season so far. This week I started to understand my bike a bit better and especially as I know this track so well I could learn more about the bike and we improved the set up. Now I am looking forward to Malaysia, which is my favourite track."

Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"This was another difficult weekend for us. We lost a lot of time with the set up of the bike, because of Hiro's injury. Hiro still is not completely fit. He cannot ride as aggressive, as it would be necessary yet. But we did a step forward and earned the tenth place for that."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama