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Interwetten Honda MotoGP to sign off in Valencia

Interwetten Honda MotoGP to sign off in Valencia

The satellite team has announced that it will focus on its Moto2 project for 2011, and prepare for a return to the premier class in 2012.

This weekend the final round of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship will take place at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain. Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team are aiming for a better result than in Estoril over the weekend, where Aoyama put on a strong performance in the middle of the race but was unable to finish higher than 12th due to a small mistake while in 10th position.

The race at Valencia will not only be the last of the 2010 season but it will also be the last for the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. Aoyama will announce the team he will be signing with for 2011 in Valencia and Daniel M. Epp, the Team Manager and owner, will concentrate on his work with Tom Lüthi in the Moto2 class in 2011 and on the preparation of new projects and a return to the MotoGP class in 2012.

The Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team wants to thank all their sponsors, fans and friends who believed in the project and also for their support and cooperation.

Aoyama said: “It is a pity that the team cannot continue. I had a really good time with them and I want to thank the team for all they did for me.”

Looking ahead to the Valencia race the Japanese rider continued: “Sometimes I have a good feeling at Valencia and sometimes I don’t. I hope that this time the feeling will be good. Last year I achieved the 250cc world title there and I have some nice memories because of that, but you cannot compare this. I hope that the coming race will be better than the one in Estoril, where I could have finished in the top 10 but made a mistake and had to be satisfied with 12th at the end.”

Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team press release

MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO GENERALI DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Hiroshi Aoyama, Interwetten Honda MotoGP

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