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Motogp riders protest China

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by Traviss, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. MotoGP riders are considering a protest at the Chinese Grand Prix in May over the security crackdown in Tibet.
    Former world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy said the riders would meet to decide if they should protest at the next Grand Prix in Shanghai on May 4.
    "All the world is with Tibet," the Yamaha rider said.
    "But we need to be careful, or else they will arrest all of us."
    China's treatment of political protesters in Tibet has caused alarm across the world with the Olympic torch relay being hit by demonstrations in London, Paris and San Francisco.
    Some politicians have also talked of boycotting the opening ceremony of August's Beijing Olympics.
    Suzuki's Loris Capirossi said the riders were considering some form of demonstration.
    "I am 100 percent behind Tibet. We know that to demonstrate against the Chinese regime is dangerous but we will see if we can do something," Capirossi told reporters ahead of Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril.

  2. great incentive to go fast; the chinese army aren't that good at hitting moving targets, they prefer them unarmed and in front of tanks :evil:
  3. Its one way for a Rookie to win a championship the rest are in a holding cell ...
    Head lines Some of the top Motogp Riders have been arrested for wearing tibetan arm bans buy Chinese military police. Rossi, Stoner, Pedrosa and Caparossi are all facing charges of conspiracy, after having there bikes sponsors colors change to match the tibetan flag...Lorenzo and Dovizosa did not take part in the protest and have been allowed to race ..The Italian and Australian officials are unclear whether there country men will be released in time for the next event in France, "As of this moment we have been unsuccessful in contacting any of the riders, and have been informed that contact will not be made until after formal charges have been laid " Spoke foreign affairs minister Bob Downer . Motogp officials Micheal fitzpatric and Patric Fitzmicheal commented that the situation was very sticky at present and the world was watching China to see if they would make an example of the offended Riders . All footage of the race has been confiscated and the satellite feed shut down ,after the race bikes and riders where uncovered moments before the warm up lap of today's events..Ten will have all the details Delayed in the morning news ..