The fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike championship at Mondello Park in southern Ireland has been cancelled.
Persistent, heavy rain made the conditions too dangerous to race in with standing water and rivers of water running across the track. The riders felt the right decision had been made and although they were disappointed not to race they backed the organisers.
Stuart Higgs, Events Director said “Due to the constant heavy rain we were unable to prepare the circuit in a suitable manner for competition. We ran wet warm-up sessions in the morning for the Supersport, Superbikes and Superstock classes. At 2pm we consulted with Mondello and Dorna and made a joint decision to cancel the event. The Superbike races will not be rescheduled. The 125cc race will become a double-header at Mallory Park. We will make a decision concerning the Supersport and Superstock races over the next few days.”
The MD of Mondello Park, John Morris commented, “We are badly disappointed for the riders, teams and the fans who made the trip out to Ireland this weekend. Together with the MCRCB and EMS we tried our best to clear the track of standing water but to no avail. We tried our best efforts to put on a show but unfortunately we could not control the weather. I would like to urge fans to keep hold of their tickets so that hopefully we may be able to offer some form of discount should they wish to return next year.”