Portuguese GP: Interwetten Honda preview

The penultimate of total 18 races for the premier class of the MotoGP world championship will take place in Estoril in Portugal next weekend. The MotoGP circus is travelling the eleventh consecutive season to the Portuguese "Circuito do Estoril",...

The penultimate of total 18 races for the premier class of the MotoGP world championship will take place in Estoril in Portugal next weekend. The MotoGP circus is travelling the eleventh consecutive season to the Portuguese "Circuito do Estoril", which is located only a few kilometres away from the Atlantic coast of Portugal.

Also the Portuguese Grand Prix is a big hope for improvement for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. After the great performance of Aoyama in Sepang / Malaysia he suffered from the hard conditions and had a difficult time at Phillip Island and there was no chance to improve his performance from Malaysia, where he finished 7th. Portugal is a country with milder conditions, which will suit the Honda RC212V, the tyres and Aoyama better. The target is to collect as much points as possible in the last two races and if possible to finish the race in the Top 10 again. To repeat or better the performance of Malaysia would be Aoyama's biggest wish for the last two races of the 2010 season.

Hiroshi Aoyama:
"I hope we can improve in Estoril. I like the track, but it is so different to the last two racetracks. Estoril is similar to the Motegi circuit and I hope it suits my bike. My race in Malaysia was so good and I had a lot of confidence and in Australia it was not good and I lost the confidence again. You never know in advance what will happen on the racetrack until you are really on it, so it is not easy to predict what will happen in Estoril and Valencia. The conditions will be different and for sure the bike will react different, so we will see where we are on Sunday afternoon."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama , Phillip Island