Alarm in MotoGp: race in Japan at risk
Motegi Grand Prix likely to be skipped due to typhoon
The MotoGp Japanese Grand Prix is at risk because of Typhoon Nanmadol, which has been creating disruptions and problems for days on the Japanese islands. The typhoon has forced the evacuation of more than 4 million people in Kyushu, and is soon expected to move into the Tokyo area, dangerously close to Motegi where the race is being held.
Nanmadol is likely to jeopardize the arrival of motorcycles, riders and all MotoGp staff by Thursday, the eve of the first free practice of the Grand Prix. Several flights could be canceled and the timetable is very tight; Dorna and IRTA are working with the organizers to figure out how to move. The first free practice could be canceled, hopefully to avoid a total cancellation of the race.