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Aoyama takes satisfaction from French result

Aoyama takes satisfaction from French result

A better set-up and having fought for eighth place before finishing 11th left the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team rider pleased with the improvements he made at Le Mans.

Hiroshi Aoyama left the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France content with the progress he had made over the weekend, finishing Sunday’s MotoGP race in 11th position after taking some big steps with the set-up of his RC212V machine.

The premier class rookie and last ever 250cc World Champion battled for eighth place in the race and was happy to have finished the race knowing he gave his utmost in his pursuit of some more Championship points.

“We found a much better set-up and I was able to stay with the other riders,” explained the 28 year-old. “We were competitive, we can take a lot from this race and I hope we can keep improving. Of course I am not really happy with the result as I lost two positions because of a small mistake I made – I could have been further in front. I was able to attack eighth position, but I think that this target was too high and I had to step back to not risk anything.”

Aoyama added: “I think we gave our best here and I will try that again in the next race.”

Team Manager Daniel Epp was impressed with the advancements made by Aoyama, and said: “The whole weekend was not easy, but Hiro’s performance in the race was a big improvement after the practice sessions. It is a pity that he could not get eighth position in the race, it would have been possible, but I am happy that he at least tried for it. We were able to collect important data during this weekend and I hope we can improve even more in Mugello.”

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

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