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Matthew Birt  says:

MotoGP teams always committed to race in Japan

None of the current MotoGP teams had threatened to boycott the Japanese Grand Prix in early October because of radiation fears in the area surrounding the Twin Ring Motegi. Dorna and the FIM confirmed yesterday that the race will go ahead as planned on October 2 after an independent report said it was safe to travel to the area. There had been...

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Jul 10

Posts: 22

theglovenor says:

I cant beleive the riders are even considering not going to Japan.

show some respect for the guys who build your bikes,please.   i guess the problem is a simple lack of understanding of nuclear physics.....

I can just imagine what a certain irish road racer would say "ach,i'll just stick me lead underpants on and she'll be right!"

why i prefer real road racing!!


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Jun 11

Posts: 942

Moaner says:

It's down to the rider at the end of the day..

I mean, If he [the rider] doesn't want to take the risk of sprouting another head in ten years or maybe producing a mutant baby further down the line then they should be given the chance to object no? I mean, it is only a race after all!

TBH, I wouldn't take the report as 100% truthful as money talks and there are some big hitters backing the race to go ahead!

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Mar 06

Posts: 399

wpotter says:

Temporary circuit change

Why don't we scrap Motegi this year and go back to Welkom?

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Mar 06

Posts: 399

wpotter says:

Temporary circuit change

Why don't we scrap Motegi this year and go back to Welkom?

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Jul 11

Posts: 5

SethGator says:

Circuit Change

would have been easier to change the circuit no?  Autopolis, Suzuka Circuit, of Fuji Speedway would have been perfect.  well away from the impact zone.

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Oct 06

Posts: 587

Eddy998 says:



It's obvious that the riders don't want to go and put their health at risk. I can understand that and I'm sure mostly everyone else can, apart from the organisers, who only see pound notes!! What does it matter to them if all the riders are against going? Not much it would seem!! Instead of creating a situation of confrontation they should have rescheduled the race for somewhere else earlier instead of waiting until now! I don't think it's right to hold a gun against someone's head and say "you're going" whether you like it or not!! Personally I wouldn't  believe a word of any of these reports saying that it is "safe" and the risk is "negligible" Where have we heard this before???

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Sep 10

Posts: 15

ercoman says:


If they boycott it i think i,am in with a chance on my

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Jan 04

Posts: 131

foggie996 says:

A lottery maybe?

As the riders have indicated their objections on travelling to Motegi how about dropping them all for this GP? Then replace them with the winners of a lottery organised by Dorna where non-MotoGP racers and non-racers could enter themselves. The outcome would be entirely unpredictable, spectactular crashes, maybe a couple of new GP-stars would be born, close racing, unusual lines, intersting tactics with new faces and new dynamics - sounds like fun and I'd enter. Anyone else up for it?

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:

foggie 996

i like ur way of thinking, i mean that rule would make more sense than race direction this year, its a joke, i think stoner is tihnkin about him his future family and sexy missus,any guy would put that 1st, still a job an the end of the day.

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Feb 10

Posts: 63

JamesQGM says:

Moaner and Eddy

Why do you both feel that there is a danger. I understand your concerns that perhaps DORNA would want riders to go regardless but since ever scientist in the western world, including the WHO, have stated that there is no danger. In fact, all of the MotoGP riders receive more radiation than the average Joe simply because of the number of fights they take. But yeah, it's probably not best to believe these reports, because you're clearly an expert.

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