There may not have been any racing at Silverstone, but if anything, that gave us more to talk about, rather than less. In this episode of the Paddock Pass Podcast, Neil Morrison and David Emmett mull over the events that led to the non-event that was the British round of MotoGP at Silverstone.
Obviously, the big topic of discussion is exactly what went wrong. We walk through the sequence of events which led to the postponement of racing, from the resurfacing back in February to F1 in July to the rain in FP4 which saw Tito Rabat fall and be so badly injured by Franco Morbidelli's Honda, and then to the rescheduled race start and the eternal delays which eventually saw all racing called off.
We talk about whether it was the right decision to call off the race. Whether the accusations of cowardice leveled at the riders by some fans were justified. Whether it would have been possible to actually try to put on a race at some point during that fateful Sunday. And what this all means for Silverstone, and the future of the British Grand Prix.
Despite the rain dominating the headlines, there were one or two other tidbits of news to discuss from Silverstone. Neil and David talk all about the Petronas Sepang Yamaha team, which was officially launched on Friday at the track, and what it means for the future. We talk about the 2019 calendar, and the decision to drop Mexico from the proposed schedule. And we finish up as always with our winners and losers for the weekend, with a special shout out to the fans who sat patiently and bravely through hours and hours of rain, only to have the whole thing called off.
Enjoy the show, despite the lack of racing!
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