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Aoyama fit and healthy for home race

"In Motegi Hiro can show what he can do. It is his home track and we expect much more from him this time."
The Interwetten Honda team hope that Hiroshi Aoyama will finally be able to show his MotoGP potential in his home round at Motegi this weekend.

Aoyama, the reigning 250cc world champion, missed six races after fracturing a vertebra during warm-up at Silverstone, leaving him with a best result of tenth - in round one at Qatar - from his seven race starts.

That compares with a best race finish of 2nd (Ben Spies), 5th (Alvaro Bautista), 6th (Marco Simoncelli) and 8th (Hector Barbera and Aleix Espargaro) by Aoyama's fellow rookies.

β€œI am looking forward to Motegi. My family will be there to support me and also my friends and fans will come to see me ride," said Aoyama. "Physically I am much better. It is three months now that I have injured my back and the bone almost completely healed. I hope and I wish that I can achieve the best result of this season so far for my team in Motegi.”

β€œIn Motegi Hiro can show what he can do," declared team manager Daniel M. Epp. "It is his home track and we expect much more from him this time. He should be back fully fit again and he knows this track very well. He was able to achieve some big results in the past. I hope Hiro can fight without any worries at this Grand Prix and shows us all what we can expect from him.”



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Greener02 - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 1:30 PM

Not to much pressure then Hiro. Good luck to him, it's been a real shame not having him on the grid for half the season and he's missed out on alot of learning time compared to the other Rookies. I really hope he can a Top 10 here and keep his ride for 2011, MotoGP needs a Japanese rider on the grid and other than Aoyama I don't see any others making a claim to get up to the big class. The only other Japanese rider that looked good enough to get a ride in MotoGP in the future was Tomizawa but sadly that cannot happen anymore.

Arclight X

September 27, 2010 5:23 PM

"That compares with a best race finish of 2nd (Ben Spies) etc.. etc..." No pressure there, lol. Seriously with all due respect to Aoyama and everything, holding the expectation that Aoyama (or any of the other rookies for that matter) can just bust out and replicate a "Spies" like performance isn't something I would put under the realistic column. Spies is closer to "Alien like" performance than the rest of the rookies are to replicating "Spies" like performance. If one were to ask "Ok then, what is a realistic expectation then?" I would say to beat the other rookies squarely (e.g. simoncelli, barbera, bautista, one or both of the pramac bikes etc..) A stretch achievement imho would be to to all that and beat edwards/dePuniet. Just my $0.02



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