Silverstone Motogp Start Time Change

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  1. Yorick

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    And changed from motor sport to water sport.

    If only they had chosen Donington !!
     
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    They will....................soon
     
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    Can't open the link but they were talking about possible monday race day if it rains as predicted. It really was bad today with Tito Rabat breaking his tibia, fibia, femur and dislocating his knee.
     
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    Poor sod, no wonder it took ages to move him off track.
     
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    Has Donington got the requisite facilities as yet? I recall they were supposed to host MotoGP a few years ago, deputising for the make believe ‘Circuit of Wales’, but then pulled out as they needed significant funding/investment to meet the minimum circuit prerequisites or similar?
     
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    Who cares, it's got some of the best tarmac in the world.
     
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    If only it were as simple as that.
     
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    Well it should be.

    Look at Silverstone, flat, boring, expensive and they've spent a fortune on it getting the F1 pits all wrong for the fans.

    The Melbourne Loop is contrived but the Craner Curves are World Class.

     
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    Well, that’s Dorna told then. ;)
     
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    Looking more likely that there will be no Moto GP today. Rabat's injury yesterday has focused everyones minds.
     
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    Still waiting. 20180826_103847.jpg
     
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    I think that apart from Craner Curves Donnington is a mickey mouse track. The riders seem to like Silverstone. I think Brands is a cracking circuit it's just the location that's a problem for the Brits but is ideal for the continental fans.
     
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    There will be a meeting at 1 o'clock and a decision made as to whether there will be a race today.
    One thing has been made clear is that there will be no deferral until tomorrow. It's today or nothing.:(
     
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    Silverstone is flat and a bit rubbish for spectators. Donington is better. Brands difficult to get to.

    I remember watching Ago and Hailwood race at Siverstone before they wrecked it with chicanes.
     
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    My lad is up in the stands there somewhere. He got there on his bike before the rain fortunately.
    The riders are complaining about the new surface having so many bumps that are holding water causing unpredictable aquaplaning. Also means that you can't safely choose slicks or wets .
    Nothing on their website and about the situation regarding racing ...
    An Expensive Shambles really. .
     
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    Racing commencing at 1330??!? Seems unlikely.
     
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    Latest announcement is Moto GP1 at 3.00pm
    Edit, now saying 2.00pm start if the track inspection is satisfactory. 16 laps.
     
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