ACU in negotiations to avert TT clash

Race organisers ask MotoGP to switch Silverstone GP date

Posted: 5 August 2009
by Visordown News

TT legend John McGuinness

THE ACU are to make representations to Dorna, the governing body for MotoGP, and Silverstone circuit over the clash between the TT races and next year's British Grand Prix.The event has been brought forward one month from its usual slot to June 6; a move that sees the first Silverstone GP in over twenty years now clash with TT week.Gary Thompson, general secretary of motorcycle sport regulators the ACU, said the organisation was working hard to try to resolve the matter:'The ACU is making representations to Dorna, the FIM and the Silverstone race circuit regarding the unfortunate potential date clash and we are doing what we can to try to rectify the matter."TT week or British GP: which would you prefer?

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I don't prefer either.  I enjoy the close racing of a curcuit race due to the inherent safety of a purpose built track, but i'm also awe struck by the sheer balls and guts of TT and road racers in general.  i hope a compromise can be reached where both are run at seperate times.

Or we could use the TT as a scoring GP round????

Posted: 05/08/2009 at 10:17

After riding my blade at the TT 05 there's only 1 track to master & that's the TT. It is the ultimate track & riding experience. Agostini & Sheene amongst others had the TT boycotted & had it removed from the World Championship so I doubt it would return as an event. Can you imagine Rossi (supposed Greatset Of All Time) matching the wins by the likes of Hailwood & Agostini when it was a World Championship qualifying event? Never mind the other legends who've raced there (Joey with 26 wins). To my mind the last world champion to race there was Foggy. So until Rossi wins at the TT he's still got a long way to go to be called the GOAT!

Posted: 05/08/2009 at 13:06

No contest. Silverstone is a complete waste of space as far as bikes are concerned.

Posted: 05/08/2009 at 19:03

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