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Matthew Birt  says:

No pressure to race in Japan, says Dorna boss

MotoGP bosses have denied putting Valentino Rossi and a host of other top MotoGP riders under immense pressure to travel to the forthcoming Twin Ring Motegi race in Japan. Dorna chief Carmelo Ezpeleta denied insisting that Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner attend the October 2 race, despite the trio expressing grave reservations about travelling. Rossi is worried about the safety of...

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LaughingGas

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LaughingGas says:

http://gizmodo.com/5839670/japans-clearing-away-its-earthquake-wasteland

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Milkybars

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Milkybars says:

Yeah shit ass

Ever heard of Google or "googling". A simple keyword like Fukushima is all you need you dolt!.

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vmax4steve

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vmax4steve says:

I don't get it

 

Katoh dies at Suzuka and the track is immediately taken off the calender as being too dangerous, yet Motegi, downwind of a nuclear disaster is deemed O.K. Now Katoh was the one in control of his bike, but no body is in control of the radioactive particles that are still eminating from Fukushima. The race could be switched to Suzuka and the riders told that it might be a bit dangerous if you go into certain bends a bit too fast, or it could be switched to Sugo or it could even be cancelled due to ATOMIC RADIATION.

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mike2265

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mike2265 says:

milkybars

No need to get agro.  This is the problem with so much stuff online is it's designed to get people worked up - the worst case is presented to get the headlines,  or alternatively it's the government line - it's all ok.  So I'm with laughing gas on this.

 

It's really hard to find good info.  When you find a report it says, "radiation levels measured as high as" rather than saying the average.   Or they use Becquerel rather than sieverts, the adjusted measurement for harm to the body, which can vary vastly in meaning depending on how they take the measurement and what it is measuring.

 

From what I've found the exclusion zone is based on an increased cancer risk from exposure for a year raising lifetime cancer likelyhood from 42 to 42.2%.  For five days this would raise it .003%.  And these percentages are thought to be over reality because it's very hard to measure increased risk like that.  Let's say it's worse than the government says(probable) and motegi has levels the same as the exclusion zone (at a square of the distance 60km? it would have to be 9 times worse - admitedly these things aren't as simple as that) .  Then that's something like the risk. They should be careful of where they get their food and water from, injesting stuff is far worse. 

 

Here's an interesting comparison sheet of radiation levels.  http://xkcd.com/radiation/  Though I'd take the fulushima measurements with a grain of salt.  It's a good approximation of the relative sizes of doses.

 

What's going on over there is horrific, granted, the industry is dodgy as all hell, particularly in Japan, one of the worst place on earth for it, and I don't like nuclear power at all but at the distances we're talking and, particularly, the exposure levels they'll get in three days it wouldn't stop me going. 

 

But perhaps with everyone getting so scared they should, for piece of mind, just cancel it anyway.

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motoking

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motoking says:

JERK

that's what this guys is

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noshow

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noshow says:

It's unbelievable how corrupt Dorna and caramelo is do they run the show or does the puppeteer pull his strings be nice to see Caremelo go to the villages in the area around the plant and offer free tickets into the safe areas of course .

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motocollect

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motocollect says:

'Horizon' - Fukashima report

I wonder If Ezpeleta will be watching 'Horizon' tonight ( Wednesday 14th ), BBC2 at 9pm

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Chilliesauce69

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No matter who or what is said or what is or isn't written on what ever report it is simple, if I rider or team don't want to go then don't go. It is there choice and nobody else's.

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Milkybars

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Milkybars says:

Yes SillySauce

Then watch as you get black listed by the Japanese Manufacturers. That means you get nothing to improve your ride. It is not as simple as you put it Sillysause.

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Milkybars

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Milkybars says:

Mahindra team says no to Motegi

125cc Mahindra team says no to Motegi although the riders Danny Webb and Marcel Schrotter will go with another new team. Thumbs up!!

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