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MotoGP Japan: Akiyoshi in place of Abraham for Motegi

Kousuke Akiyoshi to replace Karel Abraham for Japanese MotoGP
Japan may not have a full-time MotoGP rider this season, but there will be three home stars on the grid for this weekend's Motegi round.

As well as the previously announced wild-cards for factory test riders Takumi Takahashi (Team HRC) and Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha), Kousuke Akiyoshi's presence has also been confirmed.

The Honda development rider will replace the injured Karel Abraham, still struggling with foot injuries from Catalunya, on the AB Motoracing team's Open class RC213V-RS.

Akiyoshi has made eight previous MotoGP appearances between 2006-2011, with Suzuki and then Honda.

Tagged as: Honda , Takahashi , abraham , akiyoshi , Nakasuga

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October 06, 2015 6:52 AM

SBPilot: @2725 HAHAHAHA! This photo is really gold. Why HRC would get him to ride is hilarious. Stoner probably ignored multiple attempts by HRC, and now current golden boy Johnny Rea has jumped ship, no one worthwhile can ride a Honda except Homer Simpson, I mean, Akiyoshi.
Haha! Even funnier than that is you standing in front of the mirror two hours a day, stroking, flexing your pecks, admiring your spray tan, just wishing you could some day ride a motorcycle one tenth as fast as Akiyoshi...and that's if you even know how to ride one at all! Hahahaha that sh!t

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