BSB: Mondello Park rained off - Stobart Motorsports news

MONDELLO PARK RAINED OFF The fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship had to be cancelled today, for the first time in BSB history, due to extreme wet weather conditions at Mondello Park, Co Kildare. The morning warm-up...

MONDELLO PARK RAINED OFF

The fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship had to be cancelled today, for the first time in BSB history, due to extreme wet weather conditions at Mondello Park, Co Kildare.

The morning warm-up session was run but after a consultation between the MCRCB, team managers and the Mondello Park circuit, it was decided to cancel the day's proceedings. The Superbike races will not be rescheduled.

BSB Race Director, Stuart Higgs made the following statement: "Due to the constant heavy rain we have been unable to prepare the circuit in a manner suitable for competition. We had warm up sessions for the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock classes and further reviewed the circuit for racing. At 2.00pm in consultation with the Mondello Park circuit and Dorna, a joint decision was made to cancel the event. The Superbike races will not be rescheduled. The 125cc race will be run at a double header at Mallory Park and a decision will be made in the next two to three days regarding the Superstock and Supersport races."

Team boss Paul Bird commented: "Without doubt, the only decision was to abandon the meeting and I fully support the MCRCB's decision. This job is difficult and hazardous enough without adding to the danger and the standing water on the track made it impossible to race. It's frustrating for everyone but rider safety is paramount."

The next round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship takes place at Mallory Park, Leicestershire in two weeks' time (3/4 June).

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