MotoGP Silverstone 2018 cancelled: Why has British GP race been called off this year?

MOTOGP headed to Silverstone this weekend.

But the wet conditions down in Northamptonshire meant that – after a lengthy delay – the race was cancelled just after 4pm before it could start.

 The standing water pours off the safety car who inspect the track conditions

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The standing water pours off the safety car who inspect the track conditions

Tito Rabat crashes in qualifying ahead of the British Moto GP

Why was the British MotoGP cancelled?

The British GP was meant to place on Sunday, August 26.

The race was scheduled to begin at 1pm, but following safety checks and a track inspection the race was cancelled.

A statement on MotoGP's website read: "After a meeting between IRTA officials and the MotoGP riders, a decision has been made to cancel the GoPro British Grand Prix due to track conditions being deemed too unsafe."

What TV channel was the British MotoGP on

The MotoGP race weekend will be live from Silverstone on BT Sport 2.

Friday's coverage began at 8.45am, with Saturday starting at 9am and race day coverage beginning at 8.45am on Sunday with the warm-ups.

Each day's TV coverage on BT Sport will take in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.

You can also live stream the full weekend on BTSport.com and on the BT Sport app with the enhanced video available on both platforms.

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