Safety my arse..
A cynic might question whether this has more to do with certain manufacturers and Dorna NOT losing face.
Lean burn, high mileage engines already at the limit of endurance will be allowed to run half race distance on cooler richer mixtures as there's no 21 litre limit, helping to avoid motors hand grenading and the embarrassment of taking another engine with pitlane penalty start at a crucial point in the championship.
Last weeks Sepang race was 20 laps, where it used to be 21..didn't here any explanation or questions asked about that?
Will Motegi follow suit?
Even if wosi's conspiracy theory holds no water, it's one giant fk up and paints the power-that-be as a bunch of narrow minded fat cats who'd struggle to organise a piss-up in a brewery.
Everybody knows new tracks are more abrasive to tyres..why wasn't a Bridgestone test organised earlier so they could build the right spec tyre?
This farce has been called on safety grounds. Let's hope nobody gets hurt with bikes zipping in and out of the pits as fast as possible and re-joining the racetrack blind, with others doing well over 200mph.
I'd laugh my cock off if it started raining on lap 15 and they're all back out on slicks with no spare bike to change to?
A complete joke..that unfortunately is not very funny at all.