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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Autos: Japan MotoGP race postponed due to Iceland volcano

Associated Press

TOKYO The Japanese round of the MotoGP motorcycle world championship has been postponed because of air travel disruptions caused by Iceland's volcanic eruption.

Officials at the Motegi circuit north of Tokyo said Monday the race, scheduled for April 25, has been postponed until Oct. 3.

The race would have been the second of 17 MotoGP events.

Defending world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy won the season-opening race in Qatar on April 11 and leads the standings with 25 points.

The next race is scheduled for May 2 in Spain.