Silverstone, EN runganSport — President of IRTA and boss of Monster Yamaha Tech3 Satellite team, Herve Poncharal stated that several factory teams were hampering plans to postpone the English MotoGP race to Monday from Sunday.
The Frenchman sincerely expressed his apologies to the fans who had been rained all day long (there were around 90,000 people along the Silverstone circuit), hit by the wind and cold because they were always postponed and finally canceled.
The decision to cancel was taken from the proposals of all the drivers, except Jack Miller and Johann Zarco on the grounds that the track was dangerous.
“Only Miller and Zarco are still determined to race in the rain.
Embarrassing. You always have to be behind your driver, they are people who take risks and know the condition of the circuit.
“It’s not a good feeling, we have been waiting all day to try the race,” Poncharal said as loaded by Bike Sport News.
“The riders decided that they did not want to race, it was very unfortunate for the audience.
Then we have the option and opportunity to race on Monday, when the Bank in the UK is still on holiday.
We want that option, we want to race on Monday like what happened in Qatar a few seasons ago.
But the decision must be unanimous, and some factory teams do not want to do the race on Monday, so there is no race,” he complained. (DN /eV)