How MotoGP's 2018 British GP was doomed in '17

How MotoGP's 2018 British GP was doomed in '17

Thousands of fans endured a frustrating trip to Silverstone last Sunday that ended with the MotoGP races being cancelled. The problems were initially blamed by some in the paddock on the track's new surface, but that was a development many in MotoGP had originally asked for

The 2018 MotoGP British Grand Prix will forever appear as a blank mark in the record books, after a botched resurfacing job meant persistent rain on Sunday rendered the Silverstone track impossible to safely race on, forcing a complete cancellation of a grand prix motorcycle race programme for the first time since the snowed-off 1980 Austrian GP.

So far, the blame has been solely placed on the circuit's new asphalt, which was laid in February, and an investigation is now under way into exactly what went wrong.

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