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Aoyama revitalised and ready

Aoyama revitalised and ready

The Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rider is feeling relaxed and confident ahead of his second premier class race at Jerez.

Hiroshi Aoyama has used the enforced three-week break following the opening round of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship to take stock of his debut in the premier class and prepare thoroughly for the next round at Jerez.

The Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rider was getting ready for his home event, the Grand prix of Japan, following his impressive 10th place in Qatar but the postponement of the race until October due to air travel issues in Europe meant his focus turned immediately to Jerez, along with the rest of the MotoGP paddock.

Aoyama has fond memories of Jerez, where he won last year on his way to the 250cc World Championship title, and the Japanese rider is now feeling energised and well set for the Gran Premio bwin de España.

“As I did not have the chance to compete at my home Grand Prix last week, I am looking forward to the race at Jerez even more. After the Japanese GP was postponed I had a lot of time in Japan to relax with my family and to gather some new energy,” stated Aoyama.

The 28 year-old knows he still has much to understand about the premier class, but his previous form at Jerez and the encouraging top 10 finish in Qatar have given him confidence ahead of this weekend.

“The Grand Prix at Jerez is only my second race in the MotoGP class, but in 250cc I always liked this track and I won the race here last year,” he explained. “I know I still have to learn a lot in MotoGP, but I hope and expect that we will have a good race here.”

MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA, Hiroshi Aoyama, Interwetten Honda MotoGP

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