Racing cancelled at Silverstone because of rain
The Moto2 British Grand Prix was cancelled because of unsafe track conditions due to heavy and constant rain at Silverstone today.
The warm-up session was conducted at 10am but on a wet track when the forecast rain and heavy cloud enveloped the Silverstone Circuit.
The Moto2 race was scheduled for 2:30pm but was not possible after more than four hours of non-stop rain with Race Direction cancelling the race at 4:00pm because of the unsafe conditions.
The main issue for track safety was the many puddles of standing water and the aquaplaning of bikes in the slippery conditions.
The next race for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS riders Alex Marquez and Joan Mir will be at Misano on September 9.
“I am really disappointed because we could not do the race but safety is the first consideration. It is a shame for the all the spectators but sometimes racing is like this and in conditions like this it is the right decision to not to race.”
“It was a difficult day because you never know if you have be on the bike or sit and wait so it is not easy to concentrate. The situation was not easy for anyone especially the organisers who did everything to try have the races today.”