MotoGP » Defiant Aoyama urges riders to compete in Japan

The Japanese rider wants to bring some joy to his local fans following the devastation of the tsunami and earthquake earlier this year.

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Boo - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 10:52 AM

I really don't understand why the MotoGP riders are so sensitive about Motegi - not least because they have never stated exactly what facts they are basing their decisions not to go on.

Why are they flouting several official reports and ignoring the fact racing has continued at Motegi for much of the year (national series, IndyCar is coming up too)? You will always be able to dig up info saying it isn't safe (this is the information age) but you should trust official word if it's coming from several official sources.

What more can you do to prove it is safe to go out there? If they don't go, it'll be a massive smack in the teeth to a country that has given so much to the sport over the years...

Plus, the comments about bikes glowing/turning green etc are really insensitive.

Bam Bam - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 11:05 AM
Last Edited 1606 days ago

If JL and CS don't want to go, that's fine, but they should be prepared to have many people lose respect for them. They hear the word 'radioactive' and believe the jokes and loose talk that has become associated with it over the years, rather than the actual facts.

speedster - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 11:20 AM

Most of us go work because we have too.
Moto GP riders as a whole have plenty in the bank so why should they risk going to work somwhere that is potentially not good for their future health?.

Just 10 lbs of plutonium evenly spread could kill the worlds population 10 times over, Unit 3 reactor alone that exploded had 10 tons of plutonium.

I would not think any worse of any rider that does not attend.

jbyo - Unregistered

September 13, 2011 12:01 PM

If it rains these guys will be exposed to alot more radiation. Corporate lies. Contaminated food keeps showing up. Does that not say it, why would someone want to spend 4 days there?


September 13, 2011 12:38 PM
Last Edited 1606 days ago

The only RELATIVELY safe neuclear installations are the ones conducting research. The ones generating electricity are full of bored technicians. Nothing realy happens except emergencies.

But here is the big one. Radioactivity can be sky high in one place and maybe a few meters away it can be normal. Which one is the team going to record for measurements taken from any locality? Given all the pressures from business etc I think it is fair to say the lower measurement will be recorded.

The Japanese GP should have been moved to a safer location or called off.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Inflammatory statement removed. This is not a political forum.

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