Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo attitudes may have more ease on the Japanese GP boycott plan on October 2. However, the superstars of MotoGP, Valentino Rossi, it has made a decision not to appear on the race at the Motegi Circuit.
Decision "The Doctor" is certainly not surprising because as a Ducati rider, he had no ties with Japanese teams. As with the Stoner (Honda) and Lorenzo (Yamaha), which is a Japanese factory team rider.
Moreover, Rossi also almost certainly eliminated from competition for the world title so that the Italian rider was no burden if absent. In contrast to the Stoner and Lorenzo, who was competing for the trophy embrace.
However, fundamental things that make Rossi made sure of absence from the Japanese Grand Prix is the safety factor. Nine-time world champion motor racing is concerned with the risk of nuclear radiation following the destruction of the reactor in Fukushima result of the earthquake and tsunami last March. Moreover, the reactor was only 110 kilometers from the Motegi Circuit.
"I really do not think will go to Japan," Rossi said, as quoted by the BBC.
"I hope the organizers of the competition to make the right decision, but it has not happened and now we have a serious problem," added the seven-time MotoGP world champion is.
Indeed, the damage a nuclear reactor to make a large number of MotoGP riders are reluctant to go there. Discourse not to perform there also becoming stronger, and the people who most loudly expressed is that Stoner and Lorenzo.
At the German GP last July, Stoner said, "I will not go away." Statement of the standings leader was affirmed again by the closest rival who is now ranked at two, Lorenzo.
However, reports an independent team in charge of the investigation gave a positive signal. According to them, the risk of radiation "ignored". This is what makes Stoner and Lorenzo hesitated, and have not made a final decision on plans to race in Japan.
Meanwhile, the Japanese rider in the team Gresini Honda, Hiroshi Aoyama, as well as the Tech 3 Yamaha duo Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow, has made sure to go to Japan. In a press conference in Brno, Czech Republic, last weekend, three riders have confirmed it.