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After MotoGP Cancelled, Rossi Calls For End To Night Racing

The first round of the brand new MotoGP season was scheduled to take place last night, the the Losail Circuit, Doha, Qatar.  It is a night event, and a spectacular one at that.

However, what was not banked on was the rain.  And it poured down, pushing the race back to this evening [13th April].

After F1’s twilight farce in Sepang, and now the Malaysian Circuit’s idea to run racing at night, both for bikes and F1 cars, one of the greatest motorbike riders of all time Valentino Rossi has called for an end to night circuit events.

If riders, and F1 drivers came together against the odd start times it could spell the end of any night racing, rendering expensive equipment invested in by both Singapore and Abu Dhabi motorsport councils, useless.

“First of all, since they want to race at night at Sepang too, this maybe will make them throw away that unhealthy idea,” the world champion told Italia1 television.

“In my opinion we must race during the day. If we raced at two in the afternoon it would have been better.”


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