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de Angelis looking for new Moto2 ride

Hiroshi Aoyama's return to MotoGP at Indianapolis this weekend, means that Interwetten Honda stand-in Alex de Angelis is now searching for a new Moto2 ride.

de Angelis - 12th, 12th and 13th in his three Interwetten appearances - was released from his Moto2 duties with Team Scot to take the place of the injured Aoyama.

The Sammarinese had planned to return to Scot once Aoyama was fit, but Scot has hit financial troubles and is no longer an option.

de Angelis will thus miss this weekend's Indianapolis round, the track where he finished second for Honda Gresini in last year's MotoGP race, as he continues to search for a new ride in the 600cc class.

Alex hopes to secure a deal in time for his home San Marino Grand Prix, at Misano on September 5.

"Aoyama has returned to his place in the Interwetten MotoGP team so I will not start the grand prix in Indianapolis," de Angelis wrote on his official website.

"The agreement was that at the end of my time as a replacement [for Aoyama] I would return to Team Scot, but the team has suspended plans for this year.

"So I've gone from standing on the podium in last year's Indy MotoGP race to watching this year on TV.

"I am very sorry but I won't lose heart. I'm rolling up my sleeves to find a solution that will allow me to finish the season in Moto2.

"I have had a lot of contact with teams, but it's not easy to replace another rider and you need a big budget to add a third bike.

"I'll do everything possible to be present at my home grand prix next week and will consider every possibility that is at least competitive."



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