IRTA restricts MotoGP teams from taking personal food supply to Japan, MotoGP news, September 23, 2011:
International Racing Teams Association (IRTA) has warned the MotoGP teams not to carry any type of food items to Japan.
The teams are conscious about the nuclear radiation at the surroundings of the Twin Ring Motegi circuit [100 km from meltdowns]. [...]
In order to be cautious, many teams requested to take their personal food supply to Japan. However, the IRTA issue an order which read, “We have been asked by Dorna to inform you that you should not pack food with your freight. Discovery by the Japanese Customs could result in delays or penalties imposed by the Japanese authorities.” [...]
The IRTA document further stated as, “We repeat that, in our opinion, transport of food is unnecessary. Government agencies have not issued any general warnings about food consumption. Furthermore the independent report commissioned by Dorna reported on sampling and testing of many types of food at Motegi and the surrounding area and found absolutely no problems.” [...]
Published: September 23rd, 2011 at 12:52 pm ET