Donington Park: Reshaped Foggy Esses will be faster

Longer main straight, shorter back straight and reworked chicane for new-look Donington Park

DONINGTON PARK Foggy Esses "will be faster" once reconstruction work on the neglected East Midlands track has finished, Visordown can reveal.

Plans to reshape the controversial left-right flick at the end of the main straight are already in progress following yesterday's announcement the circuit has secured a leaseholder for the next 25 years.

"We're going to bring Foggy Esses further back up the main straight, which will make the old left-right flick much faster than before" said Steve Watton, Operations Director for Worcestershire-based Adroit group, the circuit's new leaseholders.

"The plan will also mean Goddards (the right-left flick at the end of the main straight on the 'National' circuit) will also be repositioned. The back straight will be shorter but the main straight in front of the Main Granstand will be longer than before."

Adroit are planning to spend £2 million over the next six months on the East Midlands venue in order to return Donington to a world-class racing stage.

"We've got big but realistic plans for the track," said Mr Watton. "We'll be enhancing the rest of the 670-acre site for other shows and events. Any money made in the first three years will be reinvested back into the site."