Italian GP: Interwetten Honda race report

Again 11th place for Aoyama Today's race of the Gran Premio d'Italia did not run as expected for Hiroshi Aoyama. He finished the race again, as like in Le Mans two weeks ago, on 11th place. The 28 years old Japanese doesn't know yet what exactly...

Again 11th place for Aoyama

Today's race of the Gran Premio d'Italia did not run as expected for Hiroshi Aoyama. He finished the race again, as like in Le Mans two weeks ago, on 11th place. The 28 years old Japanese doesn't know yet what exactly was the problem this time. He has to analyse the data of the race first, but he suffered a lack of Grip and had his problems with the hot conditions of the race.

That there is much to come from Aoyama could be seen in the qualifying yesterday. The team just hopes that in Silverstone in two weeks time it will go better, when the world championship goes into its fifth round.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 11 -- 42'43.095:
"The race was not easy for me today. I had a quite good start and was able to go with the group for some laps, but then I didn't have grip anymore and I could not keep my lap times. It was so hot today and that is exhausting. Many riders crashed. But this time I didn't do any mistake in the race. I just hope that next time I can have a better race."

Daniel Epp, Team Manager:
"We are not satisfied with this result. In the first part of the race Hiro was quite modest. The second part of the race was better and he could catch up a bit. An 8th place would have been possible today. In the last part of the race Hiro slowed down and lost the time he caught up before. We are not happy with the 11th place and we have to analyse the data to see, what did not work out today."

-source: interwetten

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