MotoGP » Akiyoshi to replace Aoyama for Assen, Catalunya

The former Rizla Suzuki test rider gets ready to make his fifth MotoGP start at this weekend's Dutch TT.

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June 22, 2010 2:20 PM

@ kiyo fan

he's had his chance, bsb was excellent, climbed up to wsb, showed some real talent and I was thinking, wow he's won a few and will be a real challenger next year.. Then he flopped. And he hasn't exactly set bsb on fire this year. He showed signs of being a future champ but that's gone now.

Honda will look at new young talent hopefully

Pete - Unregistered

June 22, 2010 2:22 PM

I would like to see Rea given a chance on it.Don't see why the replacement rider has to be Japanese.Hope Hiro is on the mend and back in action soon.Respect to his team for getting someone on his bike so soon,every machine counts in this series at the moment.Good luck to Akiyoshi for the next 2 rounds,it will be a tough debut for him for sure.

Wyn - Unregistered

June 22, 2010 2:56 PM

I don't know what date clashes there are, but Eugene Laverty has to be Honda's best, (most consistent), rider at world level, and has 250GP experience which would help with set up. Jonathan Rea is blowing a bit hot and cold at the moment (walk's the walk, talks the talk, kisses the tarmac). Max Neukircher is a bit of a non-event in WSB after his bad crashes last year, but has the right passport for the team. Kiyonari has had the best part of a season on a 990 and didn't set the world on fire, but he was too young, and then there's the Win it or Bin it Brookes, who love him or hate him is committed. Last on the list though would be Sofuoglu, who Dorna might help be the first Turk in MotoGP.

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