Both days of a two-day HRC test featuring two-time World Champion Casey Stoner were rained out this week at Motegi, preventing the retired Stoner from offering development tips on Honda's 2014 RC213V prototype.
But Stoner is scheduled to try again in October in Japan.
That will mark Stoner's third trip in four months to the Land of the Rising Sun for HRC testing.
Stoner's ready willingness to travel to Japan stands in marked contrast to 2011. He was the ringleader and mouthpiece in the MotoGP paddock of the faction that didn't want to compete in the postponed race at Motegi due to fears of radiation emitted in the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant during the tsunami earlier that year.
It didn't matter that scientific evidence defied Stoner's fears. It didn't matter that radiation levels measured at Motegi during the summer weren't elevated enough to cause alarm. It didn't matter that Motegi was the home race of Stoner's employer, HRC.
Sanity prevailed, and Stoner competed in October 2011 at Motegi, finishing third.
The situation at Fukushima has grown steadily worse since then.
CNN reported earlier this week that radiation levels at the Fukushima site had spiked to 2,200 millisieverts, albeit those readings were taken near the cooling tanks at the nuclear disaster site.
Radiation at those levels will kill a non-lead-trousers-wearing human within hours.