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19 days ago
By motogp.com

Silverstone cancellation: Sunday’s order of events

motogp.com give you a chronological rundown that led to the cancellation of the British GP

For the first time since 1980 at the Salzburgring, MotoGP™ organisers were forced to cancel a Grand Prix after heavy rain fall left the newly surfaced Silverstone circuit unfit to race on. But what happened throughout the day until a final decision was reached?

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09:20

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) goes quickest in a dry morning Warm Up, shortly before the rain started to fall at Silverstone

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British GP: MotoGP™ Warm Up

11:20

Revised start time of 11:30 delayed due to poor track conditions, with the MotoGP™ riders heading off the grid after completing a couple of sighting laps.

12:00

A meeting between IRTA officials, MotoGP™ teams and Dorna to take place at 12:30 local time.

12:30

After discussions, confirmation that racing on Monday will not be an option.

13:15

Race Direction confirm they will check the track conditions. If safe, pit lane will open at 13:40 for 10 minutes, before a potential race start at 14:00.

13:30

Race start delayed until further notice.

13:50

Race Direction to check the track again at 15:00, subject to weather forecast, with a 16:00 race start for MotoGP™.

15:10

If rain has stopped by the latest 16.00 local time, all three races will go ahead starting with MotoGP™, with races being completed by 19.30.

15:20

Pending a track inspection, pit lane will open at 16:30 for a 16:50 race start.

16:00

British GP cancelled.

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