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250 GP Valencia 2009: Aoyama the world champion

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The final race in the 250cc class went exclaimed Valencia circuit. Hector Barbera finally a champion, but the most happy was Hiroshi Aoyama is a champion of the world.

Racing in Valencia, Sunday (8/11/2009), was the last race before the 250cc class next year morphed into Moto2. Aoyama entered this series with advanced 21 digits on Marco Simoncelli.

With these advantages, Aoyama Honda motorcycle riding position only needs to finish 11th to be world champion if Simoncelli (Gilera) won the race.

But hope was fading when Aoyama had widened in the 10th lap and rejoined in 11th position. Meanwhile, Simoncelli world champion who also hold open the hope to maintain his title.

But the dream ended Simoncelli on lap 27 lap 20 of the total duration of the race. As the lead with the benefits of less than one second from Barbera, Italian had fallen.

The position of race leader had switched to Barbera finally managed to maintain that position until the finish. Barbera finish in front of another Spaniard, Alvaro Bautista.

Aoyama itself eventually finish in seventh position and lock the title for her 2009 world champion with a 261 final score. The second position away from the grip Simoncelli (231) and captured with a value of 239 Barbera.


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