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Shinichi Ito and Kosuke Akiyoshi to race in Motegi with Honda RC212V

September 17, 2011

Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce that for the very first time in history there will be eight Honda riders racing in the MotoGP 4-stroke class at the Twin Ring Motegi on 2nd October.

In addition to the riders participating in every Championship round (Repsol Honda Team: Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner, San Carlo Gresini Team: Marco Simoncelli and Hiroshi Aoyama, LCR Team: Toni Elias), HRC test riders Shinichi Ito and Kosuke Akiyoshi will also race in Motegi.

Ito will be a wild card entry in a HRC Team while Akiyoshi will ride alongside Toni Elias for LCR, through their participation in the Japanese Grand Prix, HRC hope to bring courage and show support for the East Japan area.

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