Hiroshi Aoyama, the only Japanese rider in MotoGP, is facing an uncertain future.

Although ranked second out of the Open class Honda riders, Aoyama's seat at the Drive M7 Aspar team looks to have gone to new signing Eugene Laverty - team-mate Nicky Hayden having a contract for 2015.

The only alternative rides still officially available are at Gresini Aprilia, Avintia Ducati and Ioda, which is currently running an Aprilia ART. However Aoyama would like to continue with Honda, which is upgrading its Open class entry from the 'for sale' RCV1000R to the leased, factory-powered RC213V-RS.

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"For 2015 I have some options but I haven't decided yet. I want to wait a little bit and see what's going on. I hope I will have some more news by the end of this week."

Former 250cc world champion Aoyama is 14th in the overall standings, claiming a best race finish of eighth during a dry-wet race last time at Aragon.

"I felt comfortable on the bike in the dry and also in the wet. This weekend we have a 50% possibility of rain on Sunday. I hope it will rain!"