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August 26th, 2018, 11:14 PM   #61
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I spoke with some people who reckon they were trying their best to run the races as they are looking at a lot of refunds. I don't know the legality of event ticket supply but imo if you sell the tickets you have to supply the product.
That is exactly my feeling on why it was getting dragged out. Run 16 laps of a MotoGP race and you don't have to refund. Back of ticket clearly says though no refunds unless in event of cancellation.
Might take a while to deal with but ticket money will be refunded.
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A friend of mine went for the weekend and she left at 12, she said as soon as the 11:30 start didn't go ahead she and quite a few others knew that there would be no racing as the weather was only forecast to get worse.
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That is exactly my feeling on why it was getting dragged out. Run 16 laps of a MotoGP race and you don't have to refund. Back of ticket clearly says though no refunds unless in event of cancellation.
Might take a while to deal with but ticket money will be refunded.


I hope for that. People that sat in the cold rain all day to see NOTHING deserve a refund and IMHO would also deserve a free entry when/if MotoGP heads back to Silverstone
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That resurfacing was probably done by the cheapest possible contractor as well, thinking it would save them money but it may cost them a future MotoGP contract. It's still not certain that F1 is going to continue there either after 2019.
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IMHO would also deserve a free entry when/if MotoGP heads back to Silverstone
What have we done so wrong that deserves being made to go back?? Save that punishment for those more deserving.

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That resurfacing was probably done by the cheapest possible contractor as well, thinking it would save them money but it may cost them a future MotoGP contract. It's still not certain that F1 is going to continue there either after 2019.
Had the same conversation this morning. I wouldn't be surprised if Dorna were considering voiding the contract now.
The company responsible for carrying out the resurfacing's twitter page was a good read last night. Some cracking abuse being thrown their way.
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I'm disappointed they never went for running it today, they did it in 2009 at Qatar.
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I'm disappointed they never went for running it today, they did it in 2009 at Qatar.
Apparently testing on a Wednesday is more important than giving the fans a race on a Monday.
MotoGP Silverstone: ?Factory teams? blocked Monday race option - Bikesport News
Stuart Higgs has also said he had his core staff agreed and confirmed for Monday within an hour of being asked.
https://twitter.com/stuarthiggs/stat...917324288?s=19
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All this could've been avoided if whoever resurfaced the track actually did the job well. The blame lies solely with them and Silverstone who (according to some things on the Internet) had previous aquaplaning problems with cars since it had be resurfaced.

I would've preferred the race went ahea today if the conditions allowed but I don't blame the factories for not wanting to change their plans. They rightly expected the track to be in useable condition and even in the dry the track looked extremely bumpy so I understand if they were unhappy.
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They need to move to Brands now I reckon.
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We had tickets in Village ,by the time Sunday came round the wind direction had turned and it was bloody freezing and blowing straight in there. We watched the warn ups and the safety car do 3 laps of the circuit and I said to Chris they can't make up their minds, then had to walk around as we were very cold.we stayed around all day to find out what was was happening ,event cancelled hey ho,Jorge signed my baseball cap ����
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