Lorenzo avoids showering in Japan, AFP, October 1, 2011:
Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo said on Saturday he was using bottled water to wash himself to avoid showering in tap water in Japan, as many racers voice concern about radiation exposure.
The admission by the Spanish Yamaha rider came while many top riders remain worried about radiation leakage from a crippled nuclear plant some 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.
“I shower with bottles,” Lorenzo told a press conference [...]
- Many teams brought their own supplies of water and food to Japan
- Championship leader Casey Stoner flew in late from Australia to minimise the length of his stay in Japan
- Honda star Dani Pedrosa said he was considering leaving all his clothes in Japan
Published: October 2nd, 2011 at 9:09 am ET