Confidence for the last race
The qualifying session for the season closing Grand Prix on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia / Spain was not really satisfying for Hiroshi Aoyama. After he finished the third free practice of this weekend this morning on 13th position he lost two places in the qualifying and will start the last Grand Prix for the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team tomorrow from 15th place on the grid. As the lap times are very close on this circuit in general, the hope of the 29 year old Japanese to still achieve a good result remains anyway.
Hiroshi Aoyama, 15 - 1'33.343:
"I already had a good feeling with the bike at the beginning of the qualifying. We could have been much better than we did, as my lap time this morning was better. But at the end I could improve it, but unfortunately lost two places on the grid. The lap times are so close here that I still can do a good result in the race."