San Marino GP: Interwetten Honda qualifying report

13TH POSITION ON GRID FOR AOYAMA Also the qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano went as well as it already did when Hiroshi Aoyama returned to racing in Indianapolis and the MotoGP Rookie will start tomorrow's race from 13th...

13TH POSITION ON GRID FOR AOYAMA

Also the qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano went as well as it already did when Hiroshi Aoyama returned to racing in Indianapolis and the MotoGP Rookie will start tomorrow's race from 13th position on the grid. With a gap of 1,338 seconds to the Pole Setter and just about 0,5 seconds to 6th position the improvement was better than expected for the 18 year old Japanese and impressed him as much as the rest of the team.

Hiroshi Aoyama, 13 -- 1'35.286:
"The qualifying was interesting as we stayed with the old set up and we still were able to improve. Also the lap times improved more than I expected. The gap to the others in front of me got smaller and that is very positive for us. I don't know how the conditions will be tomorrow, but I hope similar to today and that I can improve in the race. I am looking forward to the race tomorrow."

Daniel M. Epp, Team Manager:
"I am very satisfied with the qualifying today. 1,3 seconds to first position and just 0,5 seconds to 6th is regarding Hiro's physical condition a top result. The whole performance of Hiro helps with our set up work."

-source: interwetten

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Hiroshi Aoyama