WSBK » Hiroshi Aoyama makes Castrol Honda debut

Aoyama completes first World Superbike laps during a Castrol Honda test at Losail.

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest


November 16, 2011 10:30 AM

He'll do nothing in WSBK, just like MotoGP. He'll spend a couple of years getting at best top 15 results (with the best machinery btw) then go back to Japan to compete in their domestic season......Just call me Nostradamus.

che - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 10:34 AM

nice name. seams to fit to your comment. he was 10th this season. secend best non factory rider and last 250cc wc on a 5 year old honda against riders like simoncielli, bautista, barbera on factory aprilias.
think about it ideotic


November 16, 2011 10:40 AM

A lot is going to depend on the bike next year but if it's capable of running up front, i'd expect to see Hiro competitive from the start.
Not sure he'll quite be able to match Rea but he'll certainly be a lot closer than Johnny's last 2 team mates.

aho - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 11:15 AM

Took forever for him to land a factory bike contract. It's strange after him giving the last 250 title to Honda with the old bike in the competitive field. Wonder if Honda sort of punished him for going to KTM. Maybe he worked hard enough for them during MotoGP, so finally he might be getting fair treatment. Hope so and hope he can show that he can win.

MCPO - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 12:03 PM

I'm a bit undecided about this. There's no doubt that Hiro's an exceptional rider, his 250 world title on that old steam powered Honda is all the proof you need of that fact. I'm thinking that bike has given all it can already and is showing it's age a bit. So he might struggle to get really good results regardless of his ability.

pp916 - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 12:24 PM

Ten Kate is not a factory team, though I suspect that they will be getting more input from Honda next year and the bike should be a proper upgrade.....there's only so much humiliation the big H can take.

Page 1 of 3
1 2 3  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.