All MotoGP practice sessions have once again been delayed for the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi due to poor visibility and horrible weather conditions. The heavy fog, low cloud and constant rain that loomed over the circuit yesterday has returned, delaying the start of Moto3 FP3. Once again this was done for obvious safety reasons.
The medical helicopter was able to make it's way to the circuit early in the morning when there was a break in the cloud coverage, much to the delight of everyone present, but the untimely arrival of the fog just before the commencement of the first practice session of the day meant that the helicopter would now be unable to take off in the occurrence of an emergency. To compound matters, even if the visibility were to improve, the track is still extremely wet and it would be doubtful whether riders would be able to safely navigate the twin-ring circuit anyway.
It is believed that the weather will be vastly improved by midday local time, a revised Saturday schedule will be announced in due course, it appears though that extended practice sessions will be run in the afternoon and qualifying sessions will be held early on Sunday morning. We will keep you up to date of any further developments.