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Aoyama “expects a lot” from round three

Aoyama “expects a lot” from round three

The premier class rookie of the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team knows the Le Mans circuit well and is looking forward to the weekend.

Hiroshi Aoyama faces a track layout he knows well and enjoys this weekend as the Japanese rider prepares to ride the Le Mans circuit for the first time as a premier class rider.

The Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rider has plenty of experience of the French circuit from his days as a 250cc rider, and after a successful day of testing following the GP at Jerez almost three weeks ago he is looking forward to the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.

“I expect a lot from Le Mans. I know the track and it seems to suit the Japanese riders well,” said Aoyama. “The layout is quite similar to that of the Twin Ring in Motegi with its stop and go sections, and I like this layout.”

Aoyama is hopeful that the weather remains favourable, especially after last year’s MotoGP event was so affected by the rain that made for a hectic race. “Unfortunately the weather is critical in Le Mans. It changes between wet and dry all the time and it never stays all dry or all wet, so it can happen that the set-up work of the weekend has to start from zero on race day,” he explained. “Therefore I hope I will have a good feeling with the bike from the first practice and that I can improve each day.”

Aoyama also expects to be fully fit after a routine operation on his left hand for stiffness after the Jerez race. He added: “I have recharged my batteries over the last couple of days and I hope I will have a good race.”

MotoGP, 2010, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Hiroshi Aoyama, Interwetten Honda MotoGP

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