MotoGP » Aoyama 'very surprised' at decision to delay home race


2010 MotoGP rookie Hiroshi Aoyama has admitted to his 'surprise' that this weekend's race at Motegi in Japan has been postponed due to the ongoing effects of the Icelandic volcanic eruption

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ilovelonglegsto... - Unregistered

April 19, 2010 12:52 PM

waiting on motogp for a long winter....finally it was on rtl 7 again ....finally it was not, then it was on carschannel this year for the coming three years without commercial breaks and also sending every practice out.
i was thinking "yeah" its gonna be a great moto gp jear,kickt my girlfriend out the house for that nomore whining in front of my television while the race is on... but so far its not great!, it was to good to be true carchannel is sending nothing out has an argument with dorna over contract so we dutchies can now only watch the main event on bbc 2 freely or must pay for seeing it on bbc 3 or 4.... :rolleyes:
now this delay again...i want back to 2004/2005 moto gp **** DORNA

John van der Linden - Unregistered

April 19, 2010 6:32 PM

Odd...

So the Superbike World Championship race in Assen this weekend - right under the ash cloud is on, but a race here in Asia where the sky is clear get's delayed ??? And are the airports in Spain not open to begin with.

Try to turn it around - would a GP in Italy be delayed because of a vulcano eruption in Japan and a Japanese star would have difficulty flying out ?

Hmmm - so maybe it is an European championship after all ?

John

The Morgue

April 19, 2010 7:49 PM
Last Edited 1618 days ago

Who cares, Motegi is a boring track anyway.
They should revert to Suzuka, or Autopolis.
The Superbike race at Assen van proceed because the riders and the bikes are already on the continent, so they can travel overland.

Oli - Unregistered

April 19, 2010 8:50 PM

I am surprised too as most of the factory teams are based in Japan, and those that aren't would surely already have their kit on the way? As crash's article says, most will have gone straight on from Qatar.

But I guess they have 90 odd riders and who knows how many personnel over the whole paddock and if some key people couldn't get there, then they had to call it off.

Oli

cyclopathic - Unregistered

April 19, 2010 9:10 PM

@Sasha
re: Without bikes you cannot race. The riders can get there somehow, but the bikes cannot.

bikes were shipped directly to Japan from Qatar, they are at Motegi at the moment

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