MotoMatters.com, in association with Motor Sport Magazine, is proud to feature the rider insights of 1983 and 1985 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. After every MotoGP race, Fast Freddie will share what he saw and learned from the race.
Despite the fact that there wasn't a race at Silverstone, Freddie Spencer has plenty to say about the event. The former world champion starts off with a recollection of his own about the miserable weather at the Northamptonshire track, and about how he used terrible conditions in the 250cc race to his advantage in the 500cc race. He wonders why puddling on the track, which he saw back in 1985, is still a problem.
Freddie Spencer goes on to discuss where the problems came from, and how they should be addressed. He goes on to discuss the thinking behind canceling the race, looking at it from both sides, and expresses his sympathy for the fans who sat through the whole experience. But he also makes clear why the race was not run.
For more insights from Freddie Spencer, his autobiography Feel: My Story is currently on sale.
And for those who can't watch the video, here's an audio-only version of Freddie Spencer's rider insights