Hiroshi Aoyama the last ever 250cc World Champion made his debut with a satellite spec Honda machine run by the Interwetten team in the 2010 season.  This season was blighted by injuries and this year Aoyama was given an opportunity to ride a satellite spec Gresini Honda even though teammate Marco Simoncelli has been given a works spec machine.  This will be Aoyama’s final MotoGP season and he will be moving to the official Honda entry in World Superbikes, the team Ten Kate Honda from 2012 onward.