2010 MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo was forced to shower with mineral water from a bottle during the MotoGP series to race in Japan. This was done to avoid potential exposure to nuclear radiation from the tap water in Japan.
"I shower with bottled water," said Lorenzo, as he shows how he took a shower with mineral water from a bottle, Sunday (02/10/2011) at Motegi Circuit, Japan.
Since the earthquake and tsunami that followed leaks Fukushima nuclear power plant, located 130 kilometers from Motegi, MotoGP riders are always trying to not compete in Japan, citing fears of exposure to radiation. However, experts ensure that the situation in Japan is safe, and most of the team forced the Japanese manufacturer pebalapnya race in Japan.
To overcome fears of radiation, all the teams carrying food and beverages in large quantities from outside Japan for his team members. For them, it is the only preventive measure radiation that can be done.
In addition to Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa also worried about radiation and intend to leave all his clothes in Japan.
Casey Stoner also had come with the most recent flight to Japan to shorten his stay in the country.