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Shuhei Aoyama, following in the footsteps of big brother

Shuhei Aoyama, following in the footsteps of big brother

Shuhei Aoyama, following in the footsteps of big brother

Japanese wildcard Shuhei Aoyama made a name for himself by securing third spot on the 250cc grid at Motegi, overshadowing many Grand Prix regulars. Younger brother of Movistar Honda's Hiroshi Aoyama, Shuhei already has a few GP appearances under his belt.

A regular in the All Japan series, Shuhei has taken part in all the Grand Prix races held at Motegi since 2001. He also had the opportunity to race in Europe in 2002 when he stood in for Jarno Müller of the 125 PEV Spalt Moto Adac Sachsen Team for the Dutch and British GPs. He moved up to the quarter litre class last year and took an impressive eighth place on his first race against the 250cc World Championship regulars.

Shuhei is currently leading the All Japan 250cc championship, chasing a title which has been an important step for many Japanese GP riders, including his older brother Hiroshi, and also Yuki Takahashi, Taro Sekiguchi, Naoki Matsudo, Shinya Nakano and the late Daijiro Kato.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Hiroshi Aoyama

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