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Moto2 test for younger Aoyama

Moto2 test for younger Aoyama

Shuhei Aoyama undertook a test with a BQR Honda Moto2 machine in Spain this week.

Japanese rider Shuhei Aoyama, a former World Championship participant and the younger brother of current 250cc standings leader Hiroshi Aoyama, undertook a brief test with the BQR team on a Honda Moto2 bike at the Spanish track of Albacete on Wednesday.

With the aim of preparing for the fourth CEV (Spanish National Championship) race of the year, which takes place at the same circuit on 27th September, Aoyama got down to work at 11am, but was only able to lap 40 times due to the wet-drying asphalt which he encountered.

“I want to thank BQR for giving me this chance,” Aoyama commented. “I rode a Moto2 bike at Brno for the first time recently and this time it was more like a real test. We finished early because of the rain and a technical problem but it wasn’t bad for the first proper test.”

Afterwards it was confirmed that Aoyama will ride for BQR in the last four CEV races of the year on the Moto2 bike, starting with the Albacete round.

There were several other participants in the test, including Spanish 125cc and Extreme riders and two additional Moto2 riders - Aleix Espargaró (Yamaha Spain) and Daniel Rivas (BQR Honda Moto2).

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250cc, 2009

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