Repsol rider Dani Pedrosa is disappointed not to be racing at Honda’s home Motegi circuit in Japan after the FIM MotoGP World Championship race was called off.
The road race was postponed until October because of the travel problems caused by the Iceland volcanic eruption, which has led to airspace being closed throughout Europe.
Dani Pedrosa says: "It is a real pity for me that the grand prix has been postponed because Motegi is a track I love, and this is a race that motivates me a lot because we have always achieved good results in Japan. It is also a very important race for Honda and a big disappointment for the fans."
"Anyway, at least we were lucky to be at home when this happened because many people are stuck in Europe without being able to move and, with all the travelling we do during a season, it could easily have been us who were stranded somewhere."
"I hope the situation gets better quickly and we can race without problems in Jerez next week."
The race track was built in 1997 by Honda, as part of Honda’s effort to bring the IndyCar Series to Japan, helping to increase their knowledge of American open-wheel racing. With its many racing courses and its diverse, multi-purpose and hands-on facilities, Twin Ring Motegi gives visitors the chance to really soak up experience. The Moto Grand Prix has been rescheduled to October 3rd, 2010.