Get the latest on Brands Hatch's exclusion from 2009 World Superbike calendar
Following a period of analysis and negotiation, FGSport and MSV have decided not to stage the 2009 Superbike World Championship UK Round at Brands Hatch.
Paolo Flammini, CEO of FGSport, declared: "The cooperation with MSV has always been perfect but for several reasons we came to a joint conclusion that there are not the conditions to confirm the inclusion of the Brands Hatch Circuit in the 2009 Calendar."
Jonathan Palmer, President and CEO of MSV, added: "Unfortunately in the current economic climate we are unable to accept the much increased sanction fee that it appears FGSport can obtain from other circuits. However we have an excellent relationship with FGSport and Brands Hatch has provided some of the biggest crowds for the World Superbike championship, which is an outstanding series. We will therefore not finalise our alternative plans until the SBK calendar is confirmed in case there is any change to the commercial situation from market conditions."
Five British riders in the championship, two in World Supersport and Brands Hatch not running what would be the biggest ever race round ever seen in the UK?
The world's gone mad.
Posted: 24/10/2008 at 10:23
Posted: 24/10/2008 at 10:40
With pretty much a guaranteed attendance of 100,000 ish especially with all the brit interest next year, you have to say that FGSport must be asking for a hell of a load of cash. If Motorsport vision can't do it and make a profit, there is certainly something wrong somewhere.
That said, it was notably low key this year I thought.
Posted: 24/10/2008 at 11:47
Fook em i say, don't these greedy twats know there is a recession on?
Posted: 24/10/2008 at 13:03
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