Tag Archive: Hiroshi Aoyama

Mar 03

The second day of testing in Qatar sees three manufacturers split by under 0.1s at the top with Viñales back to his best

Young star Viñales back to his best

MotoGP - Maverick Viñales Once again it was Hiroshi Aoyama and Michele Pirro who were the first out of the pits at the Qatar Test, the rest of the field beginning to slowly trickle out of the pits some hours later when track conditions improved. Valentino Rossi was the first full-time Grand Prix rider out on track, but quickly returned to his box after an exploratory run. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 02

The FIM MotoGP™ World Championship begun their final test before the 2016 season with champion Jorge Lorenzo leading the way

Lorenzo shows intent for title defense

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo With the start of the season fast approaching, riders and teams eagerly went to work at the Losail International Circuit as the final test of the pre-season got underway.

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Mar 13

MOTOGP » Qatar MotoGP test times – Sunday 11pm

The Qatar test finishes on Monday night

MotoGPDani Pedrosa 2011-03-10Qatar MotoGP lap times as of 11pm on Sunday, at the end of the opening night of the third and final pre-season test of 2011. The Qatar test finishes on Monday night, with the first race of the new season at the same Losail Circuit next weekend… Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 20

Second pre-season chapter to unfold at Sepang

As the start of the season moves ever closer

MotoGPSepang Aerial 2011-02-19The Malaysian circuit will host the second of the three pre-season Tests of 2011 next week. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 29

Lorenzo fastest as second practice proves valuable to Bridgestone

Round 17:  Portuguese Grand Prix – Free Practice Estoril

The Portuguese Grand Prix got underway today amid torrential rain and high winds which disrupted running in the morning’s free practice session, when only Hiroshi Aoyama and Carlos Checa completed any laps. For Checa, who replaces Mika Kallio at the Pramac Racing Team, it was a tough return to MotoGP in such treacherous conditions. Read the rest of this entry »


May 01

MOTOGP: Spanish one-two in Jerez qualifying (+result)

Dani Pedrosa stole home pole glory from countryman Jorge Lorenzo

By 0.285sec during qualifying for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, hampered by handling problems in winter testing and then the opening round at Qatar, where he finished just seventh, Pedrosa was keen to play down his pole and insisted that the ‘shaking’ problems with his Repsol Honda remain. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 06

MOTOGP: Aoyama blasts testing rules that penalise rookies

‘Angry’ MotoGP 2010 rookie Hiroshi Aoyama has hit out at the regulations strictly limiting the pre-season testing allowance

Arguing the lack of running heavily penalises the premier class’ newcomers, Hiroshi Aoyama has launched an ‘angry’ tirade against what he contends is a lack of thought shown to the 2010 MotoGP rookies – arguing that the limited pre-season testing time is unfair in not allowing newcomers like himself sufficient opportunity to get to grips with their bikes and adequately prepare for the challenge ahead of them. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 27

MOTOGP: Simoncelli, Aoyama to make Ohlins switch

“Next year it will be Ohlins, not Showa, so for me it will be another story” – Marco Simoncelli

The 2010 MotoGP grid could well be an all-Ohlins affair after Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli and Hiroshi Aoyama’s Interwetten team both told Crash.net that Wednesday’s Sepang test marked their last outing with Showa suspension. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 05

MOTOGP: Hiroshi Aoyama to MotoGP with Honda

The Japanese holds a 26 point lead in the 2009 standings with three rounds to go

250cc World Championship leader Hiroshi Aoyama will join quarter-litre rivals Alvaro Bautista, Marco Simoncelli and Hector Barbera in moving to MotoGP next season. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 11

MotoGP: Red Bull rookies complete final selection

Final selection takes place for 2009 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

The Final Selection Event for the 2009 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup took place on Friday and Saturday at a sunny Estoril. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Shanghai: Kallio leads KTM one-two

Mika Kallio has extended his 250cc world championship lead

With the victory over KTM team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama on a drying track at Shanghai on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »