Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are hoping they will at least be able to get out on track at Motegi on Saturday after safety concerns forced organisers to cancel all Friday practice sessions.

Marquez, who can wrap up the 2013 MotoGP World Championship title during the penultimate round this weekend should he out-score Jorge Lorenzo by at least eight points, was forced to watch and wait as thick fog descended over the Japanese circuit.

With the air ambulance unable to land or take off in the conditions, organisers determined it would be too dangerous for track action to get underway. However, with similar weather forecast for Saturday, Marquez is preparing himself for another unorthodox race weekend.

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"There wasn't much that we could do today due to the weather conditions and therefore we didn't have a medical helicopter and weren't able to ride," he said. "The forecast for tomorrow is similar, but let's hope that things improve and we can go on track. If not then we will have to see the proposed schedule for Sunday and how it will work, sure it's not the ideal situation but it's the same for everybody!"

Similarly, Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa is also keeping his fingers crossed for Saturday.

"There's not much to say about today - we were unable to undertake any practice sessions, which meant we were a little bored. We hope to have better luck tomorrow and be able to go out on track!"