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Aoyama enjoys first outing on MotoGP Honda

Newly cronwed 250cc world champion Hiroshi Aoyama makes a steady start to his career as a MotoGP rider
Hiroshi Aoyama admits he still has some way to go before he fully understands how to ride a MotoGP bike, but maintains he is happy with his performance during three days of testing at Valencia.

Just days after being crowned 250cc world champion at the same circuit, Aoyama completed his first laps on the Honda RC212V, which will run under the banner of Interwetten Racing in 2010, the Austrian company stepping up its commitment to motorcycle racing having been a fixture in the 125 and 250 class previously.

Once again the slowest of the MotoGP competitors on the third day of testing, Aoyama admits he is having trouble adapting to braking into the corners, but says he has established a good foundation from which to work when he returns to the bike next month.

"We continued working as yesterday because we want to reach a better control of the bike working step by step. We improved lap times and I'm confident. I changed a bit my style of braking, it was strange at the beginning but we are going in the right direction.

“We still have a lot of laps to do to know and understand the bike. Our target for next test session in Malaysia in December will be a better control of the bike so that I can brake more precisely."

Aoyama, who rode the Scot-backed Honda ridden by Gabor Talmacsi during the test in Spain, completed a total of 169 laps during the three days.

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kwikkwak - Unregistered

November 13, 2009 10:08 AM

All this talk of all the traction control and electronics just goes to show there is WAY TOO MUCH electronic interference nowadays.Get rid of it and just let them control the bikes the way they should,with the throttle.

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