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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Blade » 30 Aug 2018, 08:59

I had two kids and the missus with me Rossgo, it wasn't fair to keep them hanging round in the wet.

At 12 noon imo it was clear it wouldn't go ahead. As you say plenty of standing water and as the trackside ground got wet it's ability to absorb drained standing water from trackside would deminish also so not going to improve for a while.

The forecast and weather radar I was using looked bleak and the sky's were as black as far as you could see.

To be fair we took some back roads to Coventry and there was standing water on them too.

I think the circuit did all they could but ultimately the inability to drain water which is to expected in this country puts the blame directly with them.

Let's see if they do the right thing.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Rossgo » 30 Aug 2018, 09:34

Me and my dad had the same thoughts to be honest. Not surprised you left at 12, your kids must of been proper bord lol

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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby duke63 » 30 Aug 2018, 14:21

Silverstone BSB is being restricted to the National circuit it seems.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Rossgo » 31 Aug 2018, 07:39

I had a message yesterday saying they need more time due to insurance reasons so they will give us more info later next week

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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Blade » 31 Aug 2018, 10:24

I've still had nothing ?

What email address does it come from and I'll do a search on.my account ?
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby duke63 » 31 Aug 2018, 10:35

From the email linked to your Silverstone account.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Rossgo » 31 Aug 2018, 10:52

Blade wrote:I've still had nothing ?

What email address does it come from and I'll do a search on.my account ?
I went through bookmoto.com and the email was from support@bookmoto.com

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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Rossgo » 31 Aug 2018, 10:53

Blade wrote:I've still had nothing ?

What email address does it come from and I'll do a search on.my account ?
Think its taking them time to get around to everyone lol

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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Blade » 31 Aug 2018, 13:01

Not sure if I have a Silverstone account tbh Duke. I bought direct from them so maybe I have or checked out as a guest possibly.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby duke63 » 03 Sep 2018, 20:01

Had another email this evening. Does make you wonder if there will even be another British Motogp round next year.

Hi Simon,

We just wanted to keep you up to date and let you know that the discussions regarding your compensation for the cancellation of race day at the GoPro British Grand Prix MotoGP™ are still in progress.

Tomorrow’s 2019 MotoGP™ presale has been postponed until further notice.

Please be assured we will be contacting you as soon as we have further information.

Once again, we do thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Rossgo » 03 Sep 2018, 21:07

They must be thinking about it now then if they have postponed next years ticket. Where will it go then?

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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Blade » 03 Sep 2018, 21:10

I suspect they may offer free admission next year.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Blade » 03 Sep 2018, 21:34

Silverstone wanted to wait till much later than 4pm before they cancelled. I believe race direction took the decision at 4pm but Silverstone wanted to race right up to dusk.

I suspect they had been reviewing their insurance and realised they were on a sticky wicket regards paying out for a no race scenario and wanted to avoid this predictacment at all costs.

I don't want to see Silverstone in financial difficulty but also it's not my responsibility to keep them in business.

BSB races were held there in similar conditions last year and I've watched stoner win at Silverstone in heavier rain than this year's event.

The reason given by Dorna for failure to host the event was, the new track surface being unserviceable and the drainage inadequate both of which are areas Silverstone have to be responsible for.

Tbh I wouldn't be surprised if Dorna are saying get it sorted or you won't be given a contract to host the event next year. I also think Dorna will be pretty angry if their race fans are left high and dry by Silverstone.

Case of watch this space I guess.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby duke63 » 03 Sep 2018, 21:39

I suspect the biggest issue for Silverstone at the moment is managing to get any insurance cover for next year at any cost
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Blade » 03 Sep 2018, 21:48

I imagine fixing the drainage will be a prerequisite of any future cover.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Rossgo » 04 Sep 2018, 09:36

How can they resurface without sorting a adequate drainage system, surely that's like buy a £100k Lambo without the handcrafted engine but replaced with a 15 year ford Mondeo engine?!

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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby duke63 » 04 Sep 2018, 09:50

The resurfacing company apparently threatened legal action against Mat Oxley for his comments in an article on Motorsport magazine

on 28 August 2018, we published an article entitled "MotoGP Mutterings: 2018 British Grand Prix" on this website. This article contained inaccurate statements about Aggregate Industries and these have now been retracted. Aggregate Industries is working in close partnership with Silverstone and is conducting a full review of the track resurfacing to better understand the issues caused by the extremely wet conditions on Sunday 26 August 2018. Motor Sport magazine apologises to Aggregate Industries for publishing the inaccurate statements previously contained in the article.
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Kwacky » 04 Sep 2018, 10:10

Mat Oxley's replies on twitter to the threat are worth reading

https://twitter.com/matoxley
https://twitter.com/matoxley/status/1036547554803109888
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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby C00kiemonster » 04 Sep 2018, 14:19

Kwacky wrote:Mat Oxley's replies on twitter to the threat are worth reading

https://twitter.com/matoxley
https://twitter.com/matoxley/status/1036547554803109888


My favourite..


Peter
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Sep 3
Replying to @matoxley

It could be worse they could be threatening to tarmac your drive for you.


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Re: Silverstone MotoGP

Postby Tuffers » 08 Sep 2018, 19:24

I bought two weekend tickets. Decided it was a no go at 1pm so drove home. Not had any email about a refund. Bird on BT Sport today said refunds will be given but no info for people who bought weekend tickets yet. If people who bought tickets for just the race get a refund then I want a pro rate refund plus it would be nice to be kept in the loop by Silverstone.
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