Asphalt at Silverstone will be shifted in JuneMarch 9, 2019
In early January, we talked about the plans of the owners of the autodrome at Silverstone to shift the asphalt on the classic British race track, and for the second time in a year.
Last year, the MotoGP stage had to be canceled due to weather conditions: during a heavy rain, the drainage system of the track simply could not cope with the diversion of water, and it was unsafe to race.
Now, the specified dates of the works have become known: everything must be held at the beginning of summer immediately after the third stage of the British National GT Racing Championship, scheduled for June 8-9.
At the same time, the project should be completed within a month, as the British Grand Prix will be held on the second weekend of July, and before that the track will have to be inspected first by the FIA and then by the FIM moto-federation, because the MotoGP race this year should take place at the end of August .
It is hardly necessary to doubt that the work will be carried out quite qualitatively, but the new asphalt is always a lot of some nuances that can affect the behavior of the machines and the rubber, which will only add to the intrigue of the Formula 1 race, as the championship teams test the new coating for the first time only in training before the start of the weekend at Silverstone.
In the meantime, British fans comment on this news quite sarcasticly: “Practical advice: it’s time to buy shares in asphalt companies that are based in Northamptonshire.”
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