Portuguese GP: Interweten Honda race report

Position 12 for Aoyama in Estoril Hiroshi Aoyama finished the Portuguese Grand Prix today on 12th position and earned four more points in the world championship standings. At the beginning of the race the 29-year-old Japanese didn't want to risk...

Position 12 for Aoyama in Estoril

Hiroshi Aoyama finished the Portuguese Grand Prix today on 12th position and earned four more points in the world championship standings. At the beginning of the race the 29-year-old Japanese didn't want to risk anything as after three wet practice sessions it was the first dry session on the track today and he didn't know how the tyres and the bike will react under these conditions. Then it went better and betters for Aoyama and he gained confidence and pushed very hard to be fast. When he reached the group in front of him he was able to overtake them. In 10th position the MotoGP Rookie made a mistake and he had to run wide to avoid crashing and lost his position to the riders, who followed him. For the coming Grand Prix in Valencia, the last Grand Prix of the 2010 season, Aoyama hopes he can have a better result.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 12 - 47'50.987:
"I had a good start, but I didn't want to risk anything at the beginning of the race. I wanted to see how the bike and the tyres react on this condition first. Then it went better and better and I was faster and faster at the middle of the race. I could catch the group in front of me and was able to overtake them. Unfortunately I made a mistake then and to avoid crashing I had to go wide. Fortunately I didn't crash, but I lost my position. I am angry about the mistake, but that is racing and it happens. Next time I will try to ride a better race in Valencia."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama