Hiroshi Aoyama is hoping the level playing field of the Motorland Aragon circuit will help him in his quest to return to the MotoGP top ten this weekend.
Aoyama brought his six-race spell out through injury to an end at Indianapolis, the Japanese rookie proceeding to finish that race and the San Marino Grand Prix in 12th.
Having not finished inside the top ten since the Qatar season opener, the Interwetten Honda rider is now looking to take advantage of the newly introduced Aragon Grand Prix to bridge the gap to his more experienced rivals.
“I am looking forward to this new GP circuit. There won't be a big difference between the rookies and the veterans of this class. I will have a bigger chance to improve, as it will be equal for all of us.
“My physical condition is also improving. I am not 100% fit yet, but I can feel that every time it is getting better.
"Also I think it is interesting that we will have four practice sessions. Like this we all have the chance to learn to know the circuit, as it is especially not easy as a rookie in this class. I am confident that we can be at our best in Aragon.”