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HRC announce Aoyama as test rider for 2015

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Honda Racing Corporation confirmed they have signed Hiroshi Aoyama, 2009 250cc World Champion, as a test rider in 2015.   read more »

#RideMalaysia: Nicky Hayden rocks Putrajaya

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Before heading to the Sepang International Circuit for this weekend’s Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Nicky Hayden caused a stir on the streets of Putrajaya as the 2006 World Champion kick-started the weekend in energetic fashion, accompanied by a number of Malaysian colleagues.

Hayden and Aoyama visit Indonesian capital Jakarta

Thursday, 1, January 1970

In between the Australia and Malaysian Grands Prix the DRIVE M7 Aspar MotoGP™ team have visited their main sponsors and fans in Jakarta.

Hayden pleased with performance on return to racing

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Nicky Hayden finished ninth at Aragon, riding at a good level in his return race, whilst his colleague Hiroshi Aoyama got his best result of the year in eighth.

Hayden excited to return to MotoGP™ action

Thursday, 1, January 1970

DRIVE M7 Aspar rider Nicky Hayden is set to return to competition this weekend at Aragon after a four race absence.

Camier: ‘There’s nothing better than racing in front of home fans’

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Preparing for his third MotoGP™ race - this time on home territory at Silverstone – Drive M7 Aspar’s substitute rider Leon Camier is buzzing ahead of the Hertz British Grand Prix.

Aoyama in top ten whilst pacey Camier suffers DNF

Thursday, 1, January 1970

DRIVE M7 Aspar rider Hiroshi Aoyama demonstrated consistent race pace at the Brickyard to finish in the top ten for the second time this season, whereas his substitute teammate Leon Camier had to retire on his MotoGP™ class debut.

Leon Camier on MotoGP™ debut

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Leon Camier will become the fifth British rider on the MotoGP™ starting grid as he makes his premier class debut at Indianapolis this weekend. He will substitute for Nicky Hayden at Drive M7 Aspar, as the 2006 World Champion recovers from surgery.

Hayden set to continue comeback on Saturday

Thursday, 1, January 1970

DRIVE M7 Aspar’s Nicky Hayden got through the first day of his return to riding at Barcelona-Catalunya without significant complications and will continue riding on Saturday.

Hayden to test fitness on Friday morning

Thursday, 1, January 1970

DRIVE M7 Aspar rider Nicky Hayden is hoping to race at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya despite recent wrist surgery.

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Drive M7 Aspar Information:

The Aspar Team was initially set up by four-time World Champion Jorge Martínez to support his own racing efforts, however since his retirement in 1997 the team has gone on to even greater things in the lower cylinder categories. Winning races and challenging for the championship has become part of the team’s fabric. They continued that theme over the last two years, by finishing with the top rider in the CRT classification, and they now embark on a new chapter in their history with Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama riding the Honda RCV1000R.

Team Management

  • Jorge Martínez "Aspar"Team Manager
  • Gino BorsoiSportive Manager

Nicky Hayden Crew

  • Mauro NoccioliChief Mechanic
  • Giulio NavaData Engineer
  • Salvador FrancoMechanic
  • Denis PazzagliniMechanic
  • Jordi CunillMechanic
  • Oscar GrauMechanic

Hiroshi Aoyama Crew

  • Andrea OrlandiChief Mechanic
  • Davide TagliatestaData Engineer
  • Miguel GrauMechanic
  • Juan Manuel AlcañizMechanic
  • Ignacio CabezaMechanic
  • Salvador MoraledaMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Engine 1000cc Liquid-cooled, conventional coil spring valves, 4-valves DOHC
  • Power Over 230 hp
  • Top Speed Over 330 km/h
  • Chassis Aluminium twin-tube
  • Bike Honda RCV1000R
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  • Suspension
  • Front Telescopic fork (Öhlins)
  • Rear Pro-link (Öhlins)
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  • Brakes
  • Front 320mm Brembo carbon disc
  • Rear Brembo Twin piston calliper, steel disc
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