Donington Park to lose Brit GP after Northamptonshire circuit secures premier motorcycle event for 2010
INSIDE SOURCES have told visordown news that Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire is to host the British Motorcycle Grand Prix from 2010.
Apparently the Northamptonshire-based track has secured the prestigious motorcycle racing event after an agreement was reached between FIA safety officials and the track's owners about Bridge Corner - the fast right-hander leading up to the new Luffield complex - as it was deemed unsafe for MotoGP competition. Modifications are to be made over the next two years, to make the ultra-fast right hander comply with the FIA's requests.
Present hosts of the event, Donington Park, had no comment to make on the developments when we phoned them earlier today.
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 15:59
as long as its on the full circuit i dont mind that...
but if they run it on the same short circuit they do for bsb and wsb then booo hisss jeer mock twats
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 16:04
Donington park is the place for MotoGP (and its 10 mins away from my house)
How shitty is this! I hope its lies...
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 16:05
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Posted: 07/05/2008 at 16:29
I was every GP a Silverstone before it moved to Donington and there was some fantastic racing but if you blinked you missed, haven't been there since but the circuit has had major changes so might be better but it still going to be fast, but look at some of the other circuits fast and good racing or twisty and processional?
I am not keen on Donington your too far from the track and those ***** (insert own explitive) airplanes every 5 mins drive me mad, the track is nice to ride though but not as good as Oulton pity we can't get the MotoGP there but the M6 grinds to halt everyday as it is so you would grid lock Cheshire with a MotoGP crowd for days!
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 16:36
Bladerideressex wrote (see)
Roberts v Sheene duel in the sun wasnt boring on the full circuit! Lap after lap of 2 great racers battling it out!
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 16:40
you must be mad to think that the gp can go to brands!!!
check out the run off at turn 1 for starters!!!
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 17:10
How about Mallory?
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 17:11
Big Nige wrote (see)
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 17:17
I see your Mallory and raise you the Three Sisters international raceway in Wigan!
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 17:44
the toilet (sic) would need upgrading.
Donington is a cool track, and good for spectators, which in the age of multicast international TV counts for precisely f**k all. We've all had issues getting in and out of there, but Silverstone, christ, it's dull.
What's the next step in the Formula1isation of motogp?, after traction control and shared use of the same circuits could we expect the adoption of additional wheels in the coming years until we have a rival series?
Then we'll just need a sexual deviant at the helm and we're sorted.
Silverstone - 45 minutes from my house, and I don't want the GP there. Nuff said.
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 17:47
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There goes my annual pilgrimage!
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Posted: 07/05/2008 at 21:44
absolutely scandalous, why on earth would it go to silverstone again.
i can remember it years ago back in the sheene/mamola/spencer era when it was the old circuit and much better than nowadays.
the main problem with donington is the too small a paddock for the ever growing motogp paddock. if you ever get the chance to get into the gp paddock and have a look around you'd understand. even dorna now have 3 or 4 large trailers for a paddock suite whihc takes up space. donington need to knock down the old rolls royce factory down and extend and modernise the facilities and it should then be able to keep the gp
i do hope it doesnt go to silverstone for the racing but on the plus side the toilets for spectators were cleaner at silverstone
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 21:52
ST4 A good point about Dorna ,but do think certain areas have to be considered regarding spectators like food outlets toilets viewing and merchandising outlets information contact points are all taken into account as an overall view of any circuits facilities
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 21:53
Posted: 07/05/2008 at 22:04
Donnington are knocking down the factory right now, and it should be down by this year's Moto GP, and the paddock extended into this area.
As for Silverstone, what about the run off (or lack of it) on the Start/finish straight. I heard from a very reliable source that it was more than just Bridge Corner which needed work on it.
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Posted: 07/05/2008 at 22:31
this is SHITE news..... Silverstone is a BORING circuit to watch racing at. Donington is special..... BUT...
I have to say Donington have brought this upon themselves - they've had premier races there for years and FAILED to update the track and facilities in any meaningful way. Take a look at the circuits around the world - Donington is a disgrace by comparison to circuits abroad (seating for a few hundred for instance).
For me, Donington will always be the home of the MotoGp though..... I love riding there its magic. Silverstone will never be like that.
This is sad news...
Posted: 08/05/2008 at 02:14
For all you fizboggers
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Posted: 08/05/2008 at 09:01
Can't they just skip the chicane, as they do in F1.
Been round the circuit and the chicane onto the start finish was the slowest crappiest piece of crap that I have been round on a bike.
Figure of 8 round cones on a CBT is more interesting
Posted: 08/05/2008 at 09:13
Its better for me to get to (ABout an hour and half), but as others have said Donny is better for the spectators. Last time I went to SIlverstine it still looked like a bit of a dump in places.
There must also be a reason why Jonathan Palmer's Motorsport Vision dont want to buy it....
Posted: 08/05/2008 at 11:49
bakerstreet wrote (see)
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Posted: 08/05/2008 at 13:59
Either Donnington or Brands would be good in my book and fuck the run off, the WSB boys do it and GP bikes ain't that much quicker.
Silverstone is the most boring circuit to watch racing at ever devised. That'll be me watching it on telly from 2010 then.
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