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Impressive start to home GP for Aoyama

Impressive start to home GP for Aoyama

The Interwetten Honda MotoGP rider was sixth fastest in the first practice session at the Grand Prix of Japan.

Hiroshi Aoyama got his weekend at Motegi off to an excellent start with the sixth fastest time of the first practice session on Friday, using the atmosphere at his home Grand Prix to tae his Interwetten Honda MotoGP machine to a best time of 1’49.357.

Hiroshi Aoyama – 6th:

“Everybody said that it would rain today and nobody expected such nice weather. This helped a lot when trying many different settings today, which we have wanted to try out since Aragón. This track is not the best for finding the set-up, but I have the advantage that I know this track very well and I could help with the set-up. It doesn’t seem to be perfect yet, but we can improve a lot and we will continue in this direction. For the first time out I had a very good feeling today. It is my home race and special for me. I am under a lot of pressure here and I hope that I can improve my results in each session.”

Daniel M. Epp – Team Manager:

“About three months ago Hiro had his bad injury and you can see that he has almost recovered from that, so he can open the throttle again. His sixth position in today’s practice showed that he wants to put himself back in the top ten at Motegi and for the following races.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2010, GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Hiroshi Aoyama, Interwetten Honda MotoGP

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