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MotoGP organisers postpone the Japanese Grand Prix following devastating earthquake and tsunami

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rc212v - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:07 PM

The most important thing is Japan to recover as soon as possible from this terrible tragedy.

Best wished to them all. I hope though Japanese GP will be held a little bit this year. I'm sure this will help them to return to normal life.

CODY - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:17 PM

Best wishes to Japan.

This will definitely affect Motogp in some ways, Japan Motogp events may not even happen this year, i don't think many riders are willing to go there for the risks enough.

No one knows how does this earthquake affect manufacturers, as the whole Japan is in big trouble, all resources should be going back to the country instead of wasting resources in racing motorcycles.

We will see...

Sasha - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:26 PM

You can wonder, given the energy, harbour and supply problems in Japan, if there will be any Japanese companies racing cars or motorcycles by the end of this year. Seriously.

fugitive - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:26 PM

to have race fete while country is in mourning would be definitelly wrong but maybe it somehow pass thru the year...if Motegi can't be reopen so maybe old Suzuka or Sugo?

slammy - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:36 PM

Most of these companies are global conglomerates
and it has also already been confirmed that the track is in good condition

of course we all wish japan well but really look at the facts before you make stupid comments

Sasha - Unregistered

March 15, 2011 1:51 PM

@Slammy Most Toyota, Mazda, Nissan and Honda plants are already down. Even on non-economic sites like GPOne it is now reported that Honda and Yamaha are shutting down factories until the 20th at least. Reason: lack of elektricity. With 20% of the elektricity supply permanently down, the broken infrastructure, lack of food, water, shortage of fuel, the life in the production areas is slowly grinding to a halt. Also some factories lost considerable amount of stock and it shipping facilities when the Sendai port was flooded.

It can also become a problem to finance things if the government goes bankrupt and the yen will be useless outside Japan.

Even the factories overseas are dependent on parts from Japan.

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