RR » Former TT champion backs race cancellation


Steve Plater, the 2009 Isle of Man TT Champion, fully supported the decision to abandon the National Superstock 1000 race at Silverstone on safety grounds.

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pp916 - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 10:18 AM

The TV pictures probably didn't show just how bad it was.........they ran the last superbike race in seriously dubious conditions, in fact it was so dark the light given off by the big TV screen in the Luffield complex was illuminating the track like streetlight!
Luckily they got away with it but a wiser decision may have been to carry that race & the superstock race over to Saturday at Oulton, if anything had happened due to the seriously poor visibility race direction/the organisers would have been on very thin ice trying to defend the decision to carry on....sometimes the safety of the participants and marshalls needs to be given greater consideration than TV and race schedules.

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