Unfortunately, yesterday’s weather-related decision to move today’s MotoGP race start forward to 11:30 a.m. local time proved ineffective when a steady, heavy rain began falling on the Silverstone Circuit this morning.
With track conditions deemed unsafe due to drainage issues, and with the rain itself failing to let off, the start was delayed repeatedly before the British GP was ultimately cancelled by the Race Direction.
The Silverstone Circuit is long, fast and flowing, with a lot of fast changes of direction and a mixture of corners: the stadium section from Abbey through the Loop to Aintree is tight and technical, Woodcote and Copse are long and fast, the Maggotts/Becketts complex a bit of both. It… read more.
|Length||5.900 kilometres / 3.666 miles|
|Longest straight||0.770 kilometres / 0.478 miles|
Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 59.941s (177.0 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2017)|
|Race Lap||2m 01.560s (174.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2017)|
|Race Time||40m 45.496s (173.7 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)|
|2017 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|