Misano MotoGP: Misano staff work non-stop to ensure MotoGP goes on

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Officials at the Misano circuit have 50 people working throughout the night to ensure the track is ready for action tomorrow morning after torrential rain ruined the first day.

Misano officials described today’s deluge as an ‘exceptional event’ as 5.5cm of rain fell in just an hour at nearby Cattolica.

The shocking conditions, which flooded several parts of the circuit, forced MotoGP bosses to abandon all of this afternoon’s free practice sessions.

Worst affected areas include the Curva della Quercia and the final corner. A circuit statement said 50 people would work round the clock to pump water away but also clear mud and other debris left behind.

Emergency work was also being carried out to ship in tonnes of gravel to protect grass car parks from being unusable. And the circuit agreed to let Friday only ticket holders get into the circuit tomorrow.

A statement from the Misano circuit said: “Never during the 30 years of this circuit has such weather been seen on race days. This exceptional event naturally required immediate action to safeguard the continuation of the Grand Prix.”

Forecasts are for improved conditions tomorrow.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt