Honda Riders Must Join Japan GP

Friday, August 26, 2011

Honda again gave a statement that all rider are bound by contract, appeared in the Japanese GP on October 2. Appeal was included for the leader of the standings, Casey Stoner, who had declared his intention to boycott the race at the Motegi Circuit.

Actually, the attitude has softened after Stoner had expressed his refusal to perform there. But this time Stoner has given the signal will go to Japan, although so far no firm commitment.

2007 World champion and includes a number of senior riders who are reluctant to join the race in Motegi, for fear of nuclear radiation, resulting from damage to nuclear reactors in Fukushima due to earthquake and tsunami in March. Moreover, the distance Fukushima with Motegi fairly close, only about 100 kilometers.

However, based on the results Dorna investigation, by lowering an independent team to investigate, said that her condition is secure. Independent team says that radiation risk is negligible. This is what makes Stoner and several riders who had refused to go to Japan, began to change his mind.

Nevertheless, the HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto not seem to have convinced the entire rider will leave for Japan. Therefore, he gave more emphasis to the Honda rider was under contract, to join the race, including Stoner, and colleagues from Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and teammate Andrea Dovizioso, also of San Carlo Gresini Honda rider Marco Simoncelli.

"I believe all Honda riders are under contract will come to Motegi," Nakamoto said, answering the question whether all the Honda rider will be featured in the series to the 15's.

Nakamoto has held several meetings with the drivers in recent weeks. Told MCN he asserts that the punishment for the rider who did not join the race at Motegi was already discussed.

However, Nakamoto has denied that it had decided on what actions the HRC against four his rider that if they refused to honor his contract.

"I've explained what his sentence under the contract. There is a variation of punishment, but I do not know what the penalty eventually. I just explained to the drivers. One scenario is to cancel the contract, but Honda has not decided any action."

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