I totally agree on Lorenzo and Stoner's decision not to go to Japan. Radiation is a serious matter, people might not get sick now, but they might in 10 years, 20 years, 30 years. It doesn't create instant damage. In my opinion, reports from Japan I would completely believe, they are not China, their culture simply don't allow reporting false numbers or lie about this sort of things, they are very proper.
But in saying that, I still think riders have every right to refuse to go. In my job, I'm suppose to go to Tokyo every 6 months, however, I told them it is too much of a risk to go, and organisations have to respect that. I believe manufacturers also have to respect their employee's decisions.
People who whinge about riders get paid so and so should just go to Japan because they get paid... why? It's strange you give a person more respect because he is following the money, rather than respecting the person because he believes in his own judgement?
I have total respect for both riders, they could lose their championship from making this decision, Lorenzo is only 30 points ahead of Dovi. It's unlikely Jorge or Casey can be caught, but there is a possibility, as everyone else is too far away.
I do wonder if they would make the same decision if Rossi or Pedrosa are both in the hunt for the championship and they publicly decide to go...