The Silverstone circuit, a popular motorcycle track, will be resurfaced prior to this year’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix. As a result, the circuit will be shut from Mid-June. This is following the cancellation of it’s 2018 MotoGP.
The condition of the Silverstone circuit was investigated
The track was resurfaced by Aggregate Industries ahead of last season. However, due to heavy rainfall, the MotoGP weekend was cancelled and a circuit investigation was launched. As a result of the investigation, it was found that the circuit still requires work. This is in order to obtain an FIM Grade A licence. Currently, the work has currently been scheduled for June and has been described as “essential track maintenance” in a statement released by Silverstone.
Works have been scheduled in Late July
Fortunately, the works will be carried out after the Blancpain Endurance GT Series Endurance Cup event on May 11-12th and British GT visit on June 8-9th. This will give Silverstone enough time to have the circuit issues resolved before the F1’s British GP on July 10-12th.
Two club meetings will be affected
It appears to be the case that international events are unlikely to be affected. However, two club meetings have been cancelled. These are the MG Car Club MG Live event originally scheduled for June 15-16th and the 750 Motor Club visit on June 22-23rd.
In a statement, Silverston mentioned that they are hoping to final alternative dates in the year to host the club meetings.
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