News 17 Sep 2011

Power outage causes disruptions on Friday at Aragon round of MotoGP

The Gran Premio de Aragón MotoGP and Moto2 FP2 sessions were cancelled today (Friday) due to an electrical shortage.

This issue was caused by the failure of one of the power transformers at the track, leading to a substantial blackout at the venue.

The promoters of the Gran Premio de Aragón did everything possible to fix the issue and allow for the scheduled track activity to go ahead as planned, but ultimately were unable to guarantee the safety standards required of the circuit.

This situation led to the cancellation of the remaining sessions. Work is currently being carried out in order to solve the issue and ensure that the Grand Prix can resume as normal tomorrow, Saturday September 17th.

The rescheduled Saturday programme will see the 125cc category’s final practice session start earlier and run from 8.45am-9.25am local time, with MotoGP running from 9.35am-10.50am and Moto2 from 11am-12.15pm. The afternoon qualifying sessions in all classes will run as originally scheduled.