Michelin and the whole MotoGP™ paddock including Moto2™ and Moto3™ were forced to sit and watch heavy rain fall over the Silverstone circuit today before a decision was made to cancel all of the races at the GoPro British Grand Prix without a wheel being turned.
This morning’s warm-up sessions went ahead as planned and a change had been made in the timetable to start the MotoGP race earlier, as weather forecasts had predicted a huge rain storm to hit the area around midday. Unfortunately, heavy rain came just as the MotoGP field lined up to start the race and as standing water quickly formed it was deemed too dangerous to start the race. Despite regular checks by the Safety Officer, it was decided by the Safety Commission - which is made up of the MotoGP riders - to cancel all proceedings due to track conditions.
Michelin and MotoGP will now head to Misano in Italy for the next round of the championship on Sunday 9th September with a hope for better weather.