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Old 18-Nov-2009, 04:03 PM
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What happens now with Donington?

The lease holders, Simon Gillett's merry band have gone bong.

No great surprise, they couldn't raise the , and had no income from the cricuit as they'd dug part of it up.


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Old 18-Nov-2009, 04:13 PM
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The lease holders, Simon Gillett's merry band have gone bong.

No great surprise, they couldn't raise the , and had no income from the cricuit as they'd dug part of it up.


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Lets have a whip round and put a bid in 4D
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Old 18-Nov-2009, 04:38 PM
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Dont forget the fact that Tom Wheatcroft has also died, whichmeans it could be tied up in his estate for some time.

One wag this morning suggested that Bernie should come along with a few million to put it back to what it was - trouble is what would the conditions be?
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Old 18-Nov-2009, 07:12 PM
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I reckon Palmer will buy it

I would if I was him & had his
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Old 18-Nov-2009, 09:51 PM
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I dont suppose palmer has access to the right now either, banks are not likely to be helpful.
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Old 19-Nov-2009, 12:48 PM
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Point taken but for a bargain basement price & with their assets I reckon they could put a deal together - maybe a joint venture.....
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Old 19-Nov-2009, 01:33 PM
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Local residents must be happy. Golf course? Airport extention? Great super moto/rally car tarmac/mud track at the moment no doubt. Someone will come up with some readies - they have to (please)

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Old 19-Nov-2009, 02:30 PM
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Not sure who is gonna take it on though. I wouldn't be so sure that Jonny Palmer's mob would want to rent it. They own Brands, Cadwell, Oulton and Snetterton (they have big plans for Snetterton) and a big autodrome at Bedford.

Donington

No Bike GP
No car GP

Jonny P's mob wouldn't pay for World superbikes at Brands this year so why would they take it on if it came with Donnington?

Other Issues

Whinging locals (noise surprisingly enough)
**** access for really big meetings, I know I've sat in the Queues.
Noisy neighbours, the airport.

I really hope it does open again some time in the not too distant future, a great circuit.

Not sure how the ownership is currently set up but maybe Tom's recent passing does make things a bit more complicated.

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Old 20-Nov-2009, 02:02 PM
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Whatever, will there be any racing or trackdays there in 2010?

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Old 21-Nov-2009, 01:22 AM
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What happens is that all these ideas of making money in a flash disappears.

Jeeezus, I had this credit bubble explained to me when i was 14 of an Uncle (ta very much for the yacht in Caribbean) anyone want to buy some RBS shares...much cheapness!!!
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