Arai has introduced a new mid-season addition to its 2009 street-helmet line. Called the Aoyama Replica, it is the design used by 250cc GP front-runner Hiroshi Aoyama, and is available on Arai’s new cutting-edge Corsair-V model. It will now be arriving in Arai dealers nationwide.
The bright red/black/grey graphic is designed "to match nothing, but go with everything." The Corsair-V that will carry the new Aoyama replica is Arai’s newest top-of-the line helmet, introduced just this year.
27 - Hiroshi Aoyama’s victory at Jerez was the first win by Honda in the 250cc class since Andrea Dovizioso won at Donington in 2007 – a run of 27 races without a win which is the longest barren sequence for Honda in the 250cc class since they re-entered the class in 1985.
21 – Niccolo Canepa celebrates his 21st birthday the day before practice starts for the French GP.