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2018/08/26 - British GP / Race cancelled

#BritishGP: NO RACE IN SILVERSTONE

BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2018 CANCELLED

Due to safety reasons, the race direction was forced to call off all three races scheduled for Sunday at the Silverstone Circuit.

After long waiting and constant hopes that the rain will stop, the race direction has made the decision shortly after 4:00 pm local time to cancel the British Grand Prix. Heavy constant rain since this morning caused a lot of water on track. The new tarmac at the recently re-surfaced Northamptionshire track couldn’t drain this amount of water. Therefore, the rider’s safety was the justification for the cancellation after during Saturday afternoon’s FP4 in MotoGP class has seen an accident in which several riders were involved due to these circumstances. Spaniard Tito Rabat suffered injuries to his right leg with broken femur, tibia and fibula.

By the way, the last time a grand prix has to be cancelled was back in 1980 at Austria’s Salzburgring when up to 40 cm snow fell overnight.

The championship continues in two weeks with the visit to Italy’s Adriatic coastline for the San Marino Grand Prix.

#77 Dominique AEGERTER (Kiefer Racing):

"This Sunday lasted much longer than expected. After doing well during this morning’s warm-up session, I would have been happy to race today. But the riders safety is always first, of course. We can look back on two positive days of practice in which we were able to reduce slightly our gap position wise. Although we didn’t quite manage that in qualifying too, we were consistently closer to the top ten every time. That’s certainly positive. Therefore, we have to continue working in this direction and regain our confidence in our capabilities. In any case, we will take this momentum with us to Misano and there we also will continue with the setup from here."

Moto2™ World Standing:
1 Francesco BAGNAIA / ITA / KALEX / 189
2 Miguel OLIVEIRA / POR / KTM / 186
3 Alex MARQUEZ / ITA / KALEX / 113
17 #77 Dominique AEGERTER / SWI / KTM / 24