MotoGP British GP – Silverstone
The British Grand Prix has been cancelled due to safety reasons. After the multiple accident on Saturday that resulted in a serious injury to the right leg for Reale Avintia rider, Tito Rabat, and despite the work carried out by Dorna and Silverstone circuit staff to improve the track’s drainage, a consistent rain came at 9:30 in the morning and it didn’t stop until the afternoon, so finally, the races have been cancelled.
The warm-up session started at 9:00 am, with the asphalt dry, but then the sky was covered with clouds and it has not stopped raining all day. After an unsuccessful attempt of race start, Grand Prix Commission did an emergency meeting to make a decision. It has been proposed to delay the races for Monday, but there has been no unanimity from the teams. At the end it was decided to wait for an improvement in the conditions, but finally, and after consulting the MotoGP riders, at 16:00h all the races were cancelled.
The best news of the day has come from the University Hospital of Coventry, where Tito Rabat, has been able to take his first steps with the help of a walker. Rabat will remain in the British hospital until Thursday, before traveling to Barcelona to start to work with Hospital Universitary Quiron Dexeus doctors and being able to assess the recovery time.
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship will be in Misano in two weeks.
“Today was a very strange day. We hoped that the conditions would improve, or at least start a little earlier, but we had very bad luck. In the end all the riders, except one, have made the decision not to race with the track in such dangerous conditions. Especially after what happened yesterday with Tito, which for all of us was a miracle he didn’t sustained much more serious injuries. We’re very sorry for the fans, but it’s not our fault. This is something that was not seen for more than 30 years and, it is a pity, that with the current technology these things happen”.