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British Grand Prix: MotoGP boss blames new Silverstone track for cancellation

Intermittent downpours disrupted Saturday's qualifying sessions, after earlier track flooding led to several riders crashing in practice

 

Sunday's British GP at Silverstone was cancelled as "a direct result" of a new track surface laid in February, MotoGP race director Mike Webb has claimed.

The race, scheduled for 11:30 BST, was called off just after 16:00 because of heavy rain and standing water.

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British MotoGP: Marc Marquez prepares for wet weather at Silverstone

Marquez finished second and third in the last two races



Marc Marquez is preparing for bad weather at Silverstone as he looks to extend his MotoGP lead at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

The Spaniard, 25, is bidding for a third consecutive title and leads by 59 points with eight races to go.

Read more: British MotoGP: Marc Marquez prepares for wet weather at Silverstone

Fernando Alonso: Red Bull deny Spanish driver's claim they tried to sign him twice

Fernando Alonso (right) is ninth in the drivers' championship with Daniel Ricciardo fifth



Red Bull have denied a claim by Fernando Alonso that he was twice offered a drive with them next season before he decided to retire from Formula 1 at the end of this year.

The 37-year-old said Red Bull offered him the seat being vacated by Daniel Ricciardo, who is joining Renault.

Read more: Fernando Alonso: Red Bull deny Spanish driver's claim they tried to sign him twice



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