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Kousuke Akiyoshi to replace Pedrosa at IRTA Test

Former Suzuki test rider and occasional MotoGP wildcard Kousuke Akiyoshi, will replace a still recovering Dani Pedrosa in Honda HRC in this weekend’s official MotoGP test in Jerez.
Akiyoshi, who joined Honda this past winter, won the 2007 Suzuka 8 Hours on a Suzuki S-GSX-R1000 alongside Yukio Kagayama.

Kousuke Akiyoshi has appeared as a wildcard in four MotoGP races in the past seasons and now rides for the F.

C TSR Team (Honda) in the Japanese National Championship and will again take part in this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours, this time with rider Shinichi Itoh.

Ducati’s test rider Vittoriano Guareschi will also be in attendance at the Jerez test.

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