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Old 04-05-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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'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
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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.

Aoyama is graduating to the premier class this season with Interwetten Honda off the back of title glory in the 250cc World Championship last year – a result that will see the Japanese star go down in history as the final champion prior to the class' switchover to Moto2.

However, due to the strict regulations, 2010 MotoGP rookies have been able to benefit from only nine days' testing – composed of six days spread over three sessions, plus three prior days at Sepang in Malaysia before Christmas – and Aoyama is concerned that such a lack of track time will leave the field's new arrivals under-prepared and consequently uncompetitive for the Qatar curtain-raiser at Losail in just over week's time.

“I'm not very happy at the moment,” the 28-year-old – who has been off the pace throughout testing – told Motosprint. “I'm angry, because no-one spared a thought for us rookies. The rule limiting testing to six days may be fine for veterans, but for a rookie like me it is a big problem. Six days is nothing.

“Considering the three days we did in December, nine days of testing allows you to understand very little of the bike. The season is now about to start. I hope to be able to [make] some small progress within a couple of races, but I fear more races are needed.

“I need to improve my sensitivity; I need to understand problems more quickly, I need to recognise them and most of all I need to be able to explain them to the technicians. That's how you improve in this class. It's an issue, because sometimes I get confused; I can't fully understand whether the problems come from the chassis, the suspension or the electronics.”
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What he's saying is true... but it's true for all the rookies.

It's a learning year anyway and with the rules limiting testing AND limiting rookies to non-factory rides I'm not sure what he was expecting.

I'm hoping for good things from him.. he was fun to watch in 250s on the KTM and of course on the Honda.
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Definitely true.

Ben seems to be alright though..........
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Definitely true.

Ben seems to be alright though..........

Yeah.. I think Ben is going to be the 5th alien. Ben also has the benefit of a well established team with and a good friend/teammate to help him get acclimated. I think he'd be just fine on his own.

Hiro's on a 1 man team... I believe a new team at that. It's not the JiR team from previous years is it?
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I understand his point... without the needed practice not only is his basically throwing away a season "to learn the bike", but his sponsors are spending multi-millions worth of coin to do it!
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