British GP: Interwetten Honda Friday report

Set up not the best in Silverstone The British racetrack in Silverstone is not easy to adjust and therefore the British Grand Prix 2010 started with some difficulties for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. The track was...

Set up not the best in Silverstone

The British racetrack in Silverstone is not easy to adjust and therefore the British Grand Prix 2010 started with some difficulties for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. The track was modified during the winter and therefore you can find old and new surface on the track, which makes the set up very difficult for the Honda RC212V and the team needs to find a good compromise to suit both possibilities.

Aoyama and especially his crew chief Tom Jojic are sure that, if they find the right set up, there is a huge potential for better lap times.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 14 -- 2'09.639:
"The first impression of the track is very fast. The surface is partly new and partly old and you have to be careful with the choice for the Bike's set up. You have to find a good compromise here. I didn't have the best feeling with my bike today and we have to work on that now."

Daniel Epp, Team Manager:
"I was hoping for more today, but we should not forget that this is a new track and we don't have any data for it yet. Hiro never rode here before. It is a very fast track and the surface is not perfect after the modifications and therefore the work between bike and rider is very important. The team needs to find a set up that works and Hiro needs to feel comfortable on his bike. At the moment I cannot say that we are satisfied."

-source: interwetten honda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama