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Aoyama:"I will do my best and hope to enjoy this experience"

Aoyama:'I will do my best and hope to enjoy this experience'

Hiroshi Aoyama looks ahead to Austin, as he prepares to fill in for injured Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa.

Dani underwent successful surgery in Madrid last Friday with Dr. Villamor reporting positively but unable to confirm an exact recovery period. What is known is that Dani will certainly miss the Austin and Argentina races, which are back-to-back GP’s so HRC have called on the services of their test rider, Hiroshi Aoyama, to replace Pedrosa.

This is just the third time the MotoGP paddock will visit the 5.513 km Texas circuit completed in 2012 which features a total of 20 corners with 9 right turns and 11 left turns. Hiro, riding for a Satellite Honda team, took 17th in his first outing here and 12th last year.

Hiroshi Aoyama:
"I’ve very sorry for Dani’s situation, I know how demanding it is to ride a MotoGP™ machine and with the problem he had, it’s a great job to finish sixth in Qatar! I would like to thank HRC for asking me to stand in for Dani in Austin, I will do my best and hope to enjoy this experience with the Repsol Honda Team. The Austin track is very demanding and technical, each session will be important to learn the bike and get to know the team, but I am looking forward to being there and racing in the USA with the MotoGP™ riders. I wish Dani a fast recovery and that he can return on track soon."

 

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MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Hiroshi Aoyama, Repsol Honda Team

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