DIFFICULT RACE FOR AOYAMA Hiroshi Aoyama is leaving the andalusian track not very happy after he finished the Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera as 14th. Aoyama didn't have a bad qualifying yesterday, he started the race from 12th position and...
DIFFICULT RACE FOR AOYAMA
Hiroshi Aoyama is leaving the andalusian track not very happy after he finished the Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera as 14th. Aoyama didn't have a bad qualifying yesterday, he started the race from 12th position and he and his Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team were hoping for another Top 10 result like at the last race in Qatar. But it was a different story.
Already after the start the 28 years old from Chiba lost places. Aoyama tried to hold his position, but wasn't able to do so. After a few laps he made a breaking mistake in turn eight and had to avoid a crash with another rider, so he went wide, but could avoid the crash. When he came back to the track he had to ride alone, could not follow anyone and lost his pace.
The French track in Le Mans will be the next stop for the MotoGP circus and also the next chance for Aoyama to settle in his new job as a MotoGP rider. Aoyama currently holds the 13th position in the MotoGP world championship.
Hiroshi Aoyama, 14 - 46'19.590:
I didn't have a good start and I made a mistake. After breaking too hard I had to avoid crashing into another rider and had to go wide. After that I lost the connection. This was not an easy race for me. I am so sorry for my team to have destroyed all their work of the weekend with this mistake. I really hope the next race will be better again.
Daniel Epp, Team Manager:
It cannot always be sunshine. Hiro made a mistake, but these things happen. I don't have to say much apart from that we have to think about Le Mans now. I look forward to the next race in three weeks time.
-source: interwetten honda