04 Jun '11, 5pm

Rossi, Lorenzo fear radiation at Japanese Grand Prix #NewsQuake

BARCELONA - VALENTINO Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo do not want to race Moto GP's Japanese Grand Prix because of radiation concerns following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. Seven-time champion Rossi says he doesn't want to compete in Japan on Oct 2 but will go unless a majority decision not to race is reached. Lorenzo intends to convince his fellow riders to boycott, saying, 'To be asking yourself (for) your entire life if (the radiation) will affect you doesn't sit well with me. I'm going to try to convince as many riders as possible not to run in Japan.' A radiation leak from a nuclear power station damaged in March's earthquake and tsunami displaced tens of thousands due to a radiation exposure risk. -- AP

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