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Aoyama: “I’m getting better every day”

Aoyama: “I’m getting better every day”

The Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rider is making solid progress in his rehabilitation from a fractured vertebra.

Six weeks on from the warm up session crash at Silverstone that fractured his T12 vertebra Hiroshi Aoyama is well on the road to recovery, and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rider is enjoying his rehabilitation programme as he aims to return at full fitness.

“I feel I’m getting better every day,” explained Aoyama in the attached video interview. “I have also started training in the swimming pool, and also a little bit with my arms in the gym. I can feel my progression. I would like to try the bike because I see the others racing every weekend and I feel I want to try, but I have to be careful because the bone I broke is very important.”

Aoyama is attending regular training sessions at the Royal Club Fitness & Spa Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona, and his progress is providing great encouragement to the 250cc World Champion.

“I think my arms and legs are almost as they were before, but my back maybe is at 70% or 80%, so not 100% yet. When I do some exercise I always need the support corset so when I can exercise without that I will be at more or less 90%, and then I can start to ride the bike,” he said.

“It is a little bit strange because I have never missed any races in the last six years. I have been watching the races and it is a bit stressful, but somehow good to take a bit of rest after last season and I have enough motivation to try again now.”

You can watch the interview with Aoyama along with footage of his training in the attached video.

MotoGP, 2010, Hiroshi Aoyama, Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2

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