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Old 6 Jan 2010, 13:03 (Ref:2608913)   #286
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Kevin has done the right thing in making their basic intentions known, that being that those intentions are good. They can't do any more than that right now really.
Other than drop the price the rent DVLL was paying appeared to be enormous!
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 13:25 (Ref:2608923)   #287
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 13:40 (Ref:2608926)   #288
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Other than drop the price the rent DVLL was paying appeared to be enormous!
Ha!!

Fair point though, I wonder how much the track "really" owes them....?
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 14:25 (Ref:2608932)   #289
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Someone has very generously set up a "proper" website!

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Old 6 Jan 2010, 16:44 (Ref:2608978)   #290
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Other than drop the price the rent DVLL was paying appeared to be enormous!
That's been the case for as long as the circuit has been leased to others. Sorry to say it, but it's true.
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 17:08 (Ref:2608988)   #291
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Someone has very generously set up a "proper" website!

savedonington.co.uk

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One minor thing about publishing those emails - the one which asks "why have you not replied?" misses the point that the original respondent could well have lost, or have been losing, their job at the time. Attacking the PR department in that way seems a little bit insensitive to me.

Still, well done on organising the groundswell of support for DP. I'll try to be there in Probans on the 7th if I can!
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 17:47 (Ref:2609001)   #292
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As a long term prospect, the whole circuit needs a huge amount of investment to bring it up to a decent standard - semi decent toilets around the paddock would be a start.

Sticking the track back together would just be the start, it needs decent hospitality centres if anyone is to have a hope of maximising revenues and that requires investment.

The Wheatcrofts haven't run the circuit themselves for years, it was leased to (??) Clear Channel before DVLL.
I always found it fine myself maybe I am just not fussy but no problem with the toilets or the hostpitality suites etc. it is a race track after all just what do you expect. I thought the pub was good and the food good as well, no problem at all as far as i was concerned then again I am not a BTCC or F1 hero. No worse and a lot better than the likes of Croft, Snett, Lydden, Pembrey, Cadwell, Thruxton, Combe and only surpassed by Brands and Silverstone both of which were not up to Uncle Bernies standards but so what.
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 17:53 (Ref:2609004)   #293
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thats the 1 good thing out of all of this...redgate pub has been saved....now jus give us back the bloody bridge n spitfire and we'll call it quits LOL
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 18:14 (Ref:2609010)   #294
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I have been passed some interesting information from a reliable source:

"It is expected that club racing will start sometime this year. Repairs to the track will be starting in one month and will take six-seven weeks to complete."
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 18:17 (Ref:2609016)   #295
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good stuff....id love club racing to start there asap....its a real shame tho..donington deserves international events...would have loved to have that infield loop if nothin else...would have been awesome!!!
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 18:21 (Ref:2609018)   #296
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that suits me just fine

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Old 6 Jan 2010, 20:29 (Ref:2609083)   #297
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Old 6 Jan 2010, 21:14 (Ref:2609112)   #298
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I have been passed some interesting information from a reliable source:

"It is expected that club racing will start sometime this year. Repairs to the track will be starting in one month and will take six-seven weeks to complete."
One of the championships I'm involved with this year has today added Donington to its calendar in August, admittedly with a "TBC" but that is understandable as the work still needs to be done.

With that and the news from Kevin today is finally something hopeful.

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Old 6 Jan 2010, 21:19 (Ref:2609115)   #299
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Well somthing positive about this lovely place at last

Will definately make a trip up there from the South this year to lend my support

Gillett, where are you?/ Does anyone know??
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A great article can be found here:
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