HRC test rider Hiro Aoyama will stand in for the crocked Estrella Galicia Honda star Jack Miller at the upcoming Motegi MotoGP round.
Miller is in the process of recovering from a broken leg and is hoping to return for his home Phillip Island round. Meanwhile, Aoyama will ride his RC213V in front of his native supporters in Japan.
"Firstly I want to wish Jack a speedy recovery and I hope he will be fit to race in his home Grand Prix at Phillip Island. It’s never nice to replace an injured rider but I hope that I can do a good job for both Jack and the team in Motegi,” said Aoyama.
“I also want to thank Michael Bartholemy and Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS for giving me the opportunity to race once again in front of the Japanese fans. I have not raced yet this season, so it will take some time to get back the feeling. The fact that I already know a lot of the crew, having worked with them in the past, will help a lot, as will having a rider with Tito’s experience on the other side of the box. I am looking forward to the weekend ahead.”