Visa chaos continues for the grand prix paddock, as the agency selected by Dorna follows its painfully slow process of supply visas to the vast majority of the paddock. More and more people have received their visas, but large numbers - including members of several teams - are still waiting, and are due to fly out on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The visa issues have already caused a number of teams to cancel and rebook flights, after not receiving their visas in time to board planes on Monday. IRTA has stepped in to reimburse Moto2 and Moto3 teams for flights, as the teams in the support classes are struggling financially far more than the MotoGP teams.
How many teams and riders are present at the Buddh International Circuit for the inaugural Indian GP remains to be seen. The chances are that the vast majority will make it, though possibly only at the last moment.
Dorna has been known to be flexible in the past, with Friday action dropped in Argentina and Motegi when freight problems prevented equipment from getting to the track on time. It is possible something similar happens in India, though that would come at the cost of the extra long sessions - 70 minutes for MotoGP, 55 minutes for Moto2, 50 minutes for Moto3 - planned for Friday, to allow the teams to work on bike setup and riders to familiarize themselves with the track.
To reduce the financial and reputational risk to MotoGP, Dorna has shifted much of the responsibility for organizing the Indian round on the promoter. If things go wrong, it will be the promoter who carries the can.
While there is concern, there is not yet a reason to panic. By all accounts, the most likely scenario is that nearly everyone turns up just in time for practice, and the round can go ahead as planned.
That only covers entering the country, however. Despite agreements with Indian authorities over customs and taxes - I repeatedly asked Mike Trimby about this, and he told me he had been assured that Dorna had everything under control and the teams had nothing to worry about - Indian Customs are notoriously fickle. With just a week between the Indian GP and the Japanese round at Motegi, the paddock will have all of their fingers crossed that there are no problems getting all of the freight out of India and into Japan.