Hiroshi Aoyama
Mar 10

MotoGP: New DRIVE M7 Aspar Team Lineup Completes Winter Testing

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day.

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama were each inside the Qatar test top 10 by the end of the three day visit, with both DRIVE M7 Aspar Team riders improving their lap times each day.

Mar 6

MotoGP Teams Prepare For Final Pre-Season Test In Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Between March 7th-9th, the majority of MotoGP teams will descend on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit – also the host venue for the season-opening Grand Prix – for the last test before the 2014 season commences later this month.

The test, to be staged across three days, will come as a final opportunity for teams to try out new components and race simulation runs before the opening practice session of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on Thursday March 20th.

Mar 1

MotoGP: Hayden, Aoyama Sign Off From Scorching Sepang

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team tests in Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team tests in Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama posted their best times of the second Sepang test on final day of the Malaysian visit.

The DRIVE M7 Aspar teammates both picked up their pace on the final day, the Japanese rider clocking his best time of the entire six days in February at Sepang (2:02.070), although the American was unable to match his fastest effort from the first visit, when the conditions were more favorable.

Oct 24

MotoGP: Thursday Pre-Race Press Conference, Japan GP At Motegi

MotoGP: Thursday Pre-Race Press Conference, Japan GP At Motegi

Riders gather with the press prior to the Japan GP. (Photo: Courtesy of MotoGP.com)

The AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan began on Thursday at the Twin Ring Motegi as Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez was joined by Yamaha Factory Racing duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, Avintia Blusens’ Hiroshi Aoyama, Tuenti HP 40’s Moto2 title contender Pol Espargaro and Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami in the Thursday pre-race press conference.