26 Aug Soaking Conditions at Silverstone Cause British GP Cancellation
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi were keen on racing in front of the British fans today at the Silverstone Circuit. Unfortunately, due to the very wet conditions right before the rescheduled GoPro British Grand Prix start at 11:30 local track time (GMT+1), the MotoGP race was delayed.
After four and a half hours of waiting and several meetings between IRTA, Dorna, the MotoGP teams, and the riders, it was ultimately decided that the British Grand Prix was to be cancelled.
Though the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team and its riders were disappointed not to be able to ride today, there’s a consensus on the decision that safety should come first.