Hiroshi Aoyama is targeting a return to the top ten at the British Grand Prix as he looks to capitalise on the level playing field of a brand new venue.
The Japanese rider has shown solid consistency in his first season in the premier class, the reigning 250cc champion scoring in each race so far, even if his best finish remains the tenth he achieved at the Qatar opener.
Nonetheless, with both himself and the Interwetten Honda team hampered by a lack of pre-event data when compared to their more experienced rivals, Aoyama believes Silverstone will give him the chance to perform better.
“Silverstone gives me the advantage that nobody has ever gained any experience here. For me until now all tracks have been new as it was the first time there with the MotoGP bike.
“This track is new for all of us. Nobody has any data on this track and we all start at Zero, not only the new teams and riders. Silverstone is a fast track, a very fast track and the set up of the bike is very important.
“We already did a good job with the settings in Mugello. I just hope I can transform this in Silverstone.”