All Friday practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi have been cancelled due to safety concerns caused by adverse weather conditions. Heavy fog along with constant rain and low cloud cover have hovered over the circuit since the early morning and have failed to clear throughout the afternoon.
The thick fog meant that the circuit medical helicopter had been grounded and unable to make it’s flight to the circuit. Given the remote location of the Twin Rings complex, the presence of a medical helicopter is pivotal.
As more rain is forecast for Saturday and largely dry conditions scheduled for race day on Sunday, it will make the weekend highly unpredictable for riders and teams alike. With championship titles still on the line across all classes, it is sure to be an intriguing spectacle.
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