Aoyama to replace Miller at Motegi

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS will field two former intermediate class World Champions at the Japanese Grand Prix, with HRC test and development rider Hiroshi Aoyama joining Tito Rabat in the team as a replacement for the injured Jack Miller. Aoyama was crowned World Champion in 2009, the final year of the 250cc two-stroke machines, and the Japanese rider has extensive MotoGP™ experience, having raced four full seasons since making his debut in the premier class back in 2010. Since 2015 the 35-year-old Japanese rider has been an HRC test rider and heavily involved in the development of the Honda RC213V he’ll race this weekend in Motegi on home soil.