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Fears over Silverstone’s new surface materialised on Sunday when the British Grand Prix became the first MotoGP race to be cancelled due to unsafe track conditions since 1980, leaving the home of motorsport facing embarrassment over their multi-million pound resurfacing.

The Silverstone owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, decided to fully resurface the track in February this year in order to remove the bumps that affected last season’s MotoGP race. But after criticism over the weekend that the bumps were worse than ever, Sunday’s race action was completely washed out, with MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 all cancelled as well as the British Talent Cup support race.

MotoGP race director Mike Webb held an extraordinary press conference after a decision was taken shortly after 4.00pm to call off the race, and explained that the new surface was to blame for the cancellation given that racing has been possible in similar conditions at Silverstone in the past – most recently in 2015.


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