Japan in tilt for the super typhoon Nanmadol

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The next stage of the MotoGP World Championship risks being canceled due to the super typhoon Nanmadol which is hitting Japan.

Typhoon Nanmadol (Ansa)
Tifone Nanmadol – Motori.News

The caravan of the MotoGP he dismantled all the equipment from the Aragon paddock immediately after Sunday’s race, there is little time to fly to Japan. For some time Dorna had established only one free practice session on Friday, to meet the logistics of the teams struggling with an authentic oriental tour de force. He will arrive in Motegi next weekend, without stopping we will continue to Buriram, in Thailand.

But a mishap risks the cancellation of the Grand Prix, if the situation does not recover in the short term. In fact, in Japan the super typhoon Nanmadol, with the Chinese authorities forced to order the evacuation of 9 million citizens in the south-west of the country. 350 thousand homes were left without electricity for a long time, tens of thousands of people spent the night in emergency shelters. The super typhoon is advancing with winds of up to 234 km / h and is causing severe slowdowns even in arriving and departing flights.

MotoGP racing against time

Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini (Ansa)
Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini – Motori.News

The MotoGP teams are experiencing delays of at least 4 or 5 hours in direct flights to Japan. The hope is that it will diminish as soon as possible to allow the paddock of the MotoGP to land in Tokyo and reach Motegi by Tuesday evening, at best. The arrival of all the equipment is scheduled for dawn on Friday, with the men in the pits forced to work hard. A bit like what happened in Argentina for the problem that occurred to the cargo plane.

In the country of Rising Sun severe restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic are still in place. But since 7 September the major restrictions on entry for international travelers have been lifted, it is no longer necessary to undergo PCR or quarantine. But those who have not completed the entire vaccination cycle will have to present the negative result of a swab performed 48 hours before entry.

The high-speed train services have been suspended and the red alert (second maximum level) and the yellow alert (third level) for rain are currently activated. The boxes containing all the World Cup material were transferred to Zaragoza on Sunday evening and will be transferred with four private cargo planes, two with a stopover in Doha (Qatar) and the other two in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), before continuing the flight to Narita. , the airport of Tokyo. Here the arrival is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, if the weather conditions allow it.

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