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Aoyama: No big difference between rookies, veterans

The Japanese rider expects the margin between the series veterans and the rookies to be less substantial when action kicks off at Aragon.
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.”



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Noriben - Unregistered

September 16, 2010 1:24 AM

I don't think we can't compare Aoyama's case with Ben's. Ben is indeed a rookie, but his team, Tech3 is not. It's one of the most experienced satelite teams in MotoGP. On the otherhand, Interwetten, which Aoyama belong to, is a 'rookie team'. So, I think a new circuit has much to do with the 'team' rather than the 'rider'. Go, Hiro!!!

karamozov - Unregistered

September 14, 2010 6:06 PM

I wish Aoyama the best. I'm glad he's back on the bike and I hope he has a good race. Still, in looking at his comments, i think he could learn a thing or two from Ben Spies about lowering the fans' expectations of success, as opposed to raising them. The sport is tough enough without the added pressure brought on by implying that he and the other rookies will be in any way equal to the veteran front-runners (including Spies, even though he's technically a rookie). Anyway, like i said, have a good race, Hiroshi!



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