Spaniard Alex de Angelis will once again replace the injured Hiroshi Aoyama in the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno this weekend, starting his third MotoGP race of the season.
De Angelis likes the track in Brno and looks forward to the official MotoGP test on Monday after the race, which he wants to use to get a better feeling with the Honda RC212V.
“I am happy that once again I am on the MotoGP Honda in Brno,” de Angelis said. “Honda will give me some new electronic parts which will help to make the set up of the bike easier.
“The test after Brno will be very important for me to get a better feeling with the bike. Now there are at least two races remaining for me in MotoGP and I hope that they will be better than the two before.
“Brno is a very fast track and I like to go fast, so I hope I can get the team a better result.”
Team manager Daniel M. Epp also looks forward to the race.
“The first two races were full of set up work with the bike and Alex didn’t have much space for experiments,” he said. “Brno is a fast and aggressive track, which suits Alex’s riding style. I hope that he can demonstrate better what he is capable of doing here.”
Practice will commence on Friday.
Regular rider Aoyama fractured a vertebra during a crash in the warm up for the British Grand Prix in Silverstone and is now recovering from this injury at home in Barcelona.