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Rain stop play at Macau

Rain stops play at Macau
By Barry Russell

A soaking wet track after persistent rain overnight at Macau prevented any chance of the postponed qualifying session taking place at Macau on Friday.

The problem has been exacerbated by humidity of 83 percent which left damp patches on the circuit through to late afternoon.

The organisers have provisionally extended what was intended to be a Saturday morning warm-up into a 45 minute qualifying session, starting at 7:15am. The race is still due to start at 3:30pm

The paddock is not hopeful that the bikes will be able to run in the early morning, as any overnight rain from the gloomy Macanese skies will not have had a chance to dry.


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November 18, 2011 4:10 PM

very frustrating for all the teams and riders.No way would it be possible or safe to race around here in wet conditions.lets hope that saturday brings better weather. I am sure that everybody will find something to occupy themselves until the racing gets under way. Macau is the entertainment capital of the world.



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