Portuguese GP: Pramac Racing Friday report

Mixed first practice day for Aoyama in Estoril The first practice day at the "Circuito do Estoril" in Portugal was a mixed day for Hiroshi Aoyama. In the Morning the 29 year old Japanese, who was celebrating his birthday on 25th of October, was...

Mixed first practice day for Aoyama in Estoril

The first practice day at the "Circuito do Estoril" in Portugal was a mixed day for Hiroshi Aoyama. In the Morning the 29 year old Japanese, who was celebrating his birthday on 25th of October, was leading the time table as he and Carlos Checa, the substitute rider in the Pramac Ducati Team, where the only two riders on the track. The track was more like a river than a racetrack in the morning and so the other riders decided to stay in the pit box. In the afternoon the track dried off and Aoyama had a better feeling with the Honda RC212V, but still some adjustments have to be done tomorrow in the third free practice and then the MotoGP rookie hopes to improve his position. The first practice day Aoyama finished in 15th position in the combined times.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 15 -- 1'54.382 (combined times FP1 and FP2):
"This morning the conditions were not really optimal and I was not out on the track for very long. This afternoon it went better and all riders were on track again. I didn't feel very comfortable in the wet, especially in the corners I had some difficulties. We improved on that in the afternoon, but not enough and tomorrow we will have to continue to work on that. I want my feeling to improve more."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Carlos Checa , Hiroshi Aoyama
Teams Pramac Racing , Ducati Team