The Moto GP Grand Prix of Japan, scheduled for this weekend, is threatened by typhoon “Nanmadol”, which hit the country causing significant damage and many victims.
It is considered one of the most powerful ever seen. Unusually violent, with gusts of wind of more than 235 km / h and heavy rains, typhoon “Nanmadol” hit the southwestern coast of Japan on Sunday evening. Its passage caused significant damage and numerous victims (4 dead and more than 100 injured). Millions of people also had to be evacuated.
And the situation remains uncertain in the land of the rising sun concerning the evolution of the typhoon which continues to rage. So much so that the threat hangs over the holding of the Moto GP Grand Prix, scheduled for this weekend, on the Motegi circuit. There is the fear that the flights will be canceled with the impossibility for the pilots as well as the staff of the stables to arrive on site, as well as the necessary equipment, starting with the motorcycles.
The first free practice session has already had to be postponed and uncertainty reigns over the rest of the program. The next few hours will be decisive when Moto GP had already been unable to go to Japan for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before this Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo, victim of a heavy crash last weekend at the Grand Prix of Aragon, still leads the world championship standings. But the Frenchman, in search of a second consecutive coronation, has only ten points ahead of Francesco Bagnaia, 2e in Spain.