Sil­ver­stone Washout

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In other news, the 12th round of Mo­toGP, which was to be held at the Sil­ver­stone Cir­cuit in Bri­tain, was can­celled be­cause of in­ces­sant rain and dan­ger­ous track con­di­tions. Mo­toGP rid­ers deemed the track un­fit for rac­ing af­ter they went out for a sight­ing lap. FIM and Sil­ver­stone au­thor­i­ties waited for a good five hours be­fore can­celling all rac­ing due to dan­ger­ous con­di­tions. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been or­dered by the Sil­ver­stone Cir­cuit au­thor­i­ties. FIM safety rep­re­sen­ta­tive Franco Uncini men­tioned that the track was fit for rac­ing when he had in­spected it in Fe­bru­ary this year; how­ever, it seems that a few changes were made be­tween Fe­bru­ary and the rac­ing week­end. Mo­toGP Race Di­rec­tor Mike Webb had al­ready made it clear that the rea­son for can­cel­la­tion was the track sur­face which saw a lot of stand­ing wa­ter at many places. In the end, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta also made a state­ment, say­ing that the race can be post­poned to Mon­day or Tues­day if the con­di­tions don’t al­low rac­ing on a Sun­day.

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