MotoGP » Stoner, Lorenzo 'won’t go' to Japanese MotoGP

Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo will not take part in the 2011 Japanese MotoGP.

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Dice - Unregistered

July 17, 2011 3:36 AM

rossi can afford to stir up a hornets nest, he doesnt ride for a japanese manufacturer anymore

if casey & jorge are too daft to see the irony in what theyre saying, then theyre just proving how smart they really are.


July 17, 2011 4:02 AM

I would expect the Japanese would welcome the diversion of MotoGP. Since Motegi is upstream and more or less down wind and there is no known danger, they might as well decide not to go next year either and the year after.

If there's no scientific reason and no social reason, then why make such a decision when the only thing these guys are experts on has less than zero to do with today's challenges faced by the recovering Japanese. I wonder who will be the first to say, "I'm in, and I'M DOING IT FOR THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN."

Tax Dodger - Unregistered

July 17, 2011 4:39 AM

These are young men and most haven't started a family yet, from what I understand nuclear radiation can affect your sperm at the cell level and cause birth defects.

Who needs to produce kids with 2 heads ??

The other thing is the Japanese government have not been honest about this from the start, did they provide the information the scientists are using ?


Shark 22

July 17, 2011 5:03 AM

Ooh, I know..
Let's reschedule it to Sentul, Indonesia!
Japan will organize it, after all Indonesia is always been the biggest japanese bikes market! They owe Indonesia big time!
And there will be no nuke threats, perhaps only some boo-ing for particular riders!
And it will be a record breaking attendance there!

The fact that a lot of riders have already incurred higher than average X-ray exposure over their careers, (or are likely to do so in future), means they have MORE reason to avoid the risk of increasing that exposure any further, not less. That's why we have maximum 'safe' exposure limits. You don't get used to radiation.

TEPCO have lied and lied again - both before this catastrophe and afterwards. The short attention span of the media and political/corporate spin have kept Fukushima out of the headlines lately, but it's a lot worse than people realise. Scientists working for the IAEA are about as independent as the police officers working for the IPCC.

roku maru go - Unregistered

July 17, 2011 5:29 AM

I live just outside Tokyo and was really looking forward to going to Motegi and camp for the weekend this year. Got to see Stoner get the points to guarantee his Championship in 2007. Really disappointing for me and all the Japanese fans (I'm actually Australian). Hasn't Japan suffered enough already,why take that enjoyment away from the fans who have to live here. Time to follow another motorsport?

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