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Kousuke Akiyoshi to Replace Dani Pedrosa at Jerez Test

March 24th, 2009

Dani Pedrosa is still healing from injuries he suffered from his crash in the Qatar tests, so he won’t be able to take place in this weekends tests in Jerez. Taking his place will be Japanese rider Kousuke Akiyoshi.

Pedrosa had surgery on March 4th to place pins in his left wrist and to get a skin graft on his left knee. He is expected to recover enough by MotoGP’s season debut that will take place APril 12th in Qatar.

Kousuke Akiyoshi will join Pedrosa’s Repsol Honda team mate Andrea Dovizioso in testing the RC212V in Jerez for two days this upcoming weekend. Akiyoshi is a former Rizla Suzuki test rider and has competed in 4 MotoGP races over the last few years.

Jerez will be the last test of the MotoGP off season, so it will be the last chance for the teams to get their bikes in order.

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