MotoGP safety chief Loris Capirossi has explained the reasons behind today’s postponement of qualifying, saying it isn’t the strength of the wind but the fact it is gusting.
After Miguel Oliveira was blown off track in free practice four at the fast Doohan corner, a safety commission meeting was called and the result was qualifying was delayed for a day.
“We have a meeting to understand the opinion of the rider and they mostly agree the condition is not safe enough as the wind is too strong, especially as it is not constant, sometimes it is strong, sometimes it is less,” said Capirossi.
“It is difficult to control the bike. In the end we decide to cancel the qualifying for today, the schedule for tomorrow will start a bit early. We hope the weather condition for tomorrow is OK but the forecast is for less wind. We will see what happens.”