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Old 14 Aug 2020, 10:20 (Ref:3995364)   #7306
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The chances of BTCC racing at Anglesey have always been nil. Just getting into the circuit is a nightmare as its a long single track access road with limited passing spots. Then the paddock area is far to small for TOCA
I understand the access issues - and accept they are likely a show-stopper.

Is the available paddock space any worse than Knockhill or Croft?
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 12:19 (Ref:3995374)   #7307
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At least Croft and Knockhill have a full set of garages. Not sure how many Anglesey have if at all
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 12:24 (Ref:3995376)   #7308
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At least Croft and Knockhill have a full set of garages. Not sure how many Anglesey have if at all
https://www.angleseycircuit.com/trac...usive-testing/

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Old 14 Aug 2020, 12:34 (Ref:3995379)   #7309
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At least Croft and Knockhill have a full set of garages. Not sure how many Anglesey have if at all
Both Croft and Knockhill don't have enough garages to accommodate the BTCC grid.
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 12:35 (Ref:3995380)   #7310
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At least Croft and Knockhill have a full set of garages. Not sure how many Anglesey have if at all
Anglesey have a fine and modern row of garages.

If you are judging circuits by garages, you’d never want to go to the Thruxton ****hole ever again!
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 13:41 (Ref:3995390)   #7311
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I wouldn’t have known about Anglesey, as it doesn’t host any major races. It’s probably best known for being the Fifth Gear test track
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 15:25 (Ref:3995409)   #7312
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I wouldn’t have known about Anglesey, as it doesn’t host any major races. It’s probably best known for being the Fifth Gear test track
The Truxton garages have a British history blue plaque Are they listed?
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The Truxton garages have a British history blue plaque Are they listed?
The only 'official' blue plaques in the UK are in London.
Lots of other schemes exist where organisations have erected plaques, but these are always informal.

The blue plaque at Thruxton is fake. It was a joke gift given to BARC by Alan Gow on 2010, and is fixed to the race control building.
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 17:44 (Ref:3995425)   #7314
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Both Croft and Knockhill don't have enough garages to accommodate the BTCC grid.
Nor Thruxton or Snetterton when there is a full grid, though they should fit this year.

But Anglesey's issue isn't garage space rather the space for a support race paddock and the lack of local infrastructure.
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Nor Thruxton or Snetterton when there is a full grid, though they should fit this year.

But Anglesey's issue isn't garage space rather the space for a support race paddock and the lack of local infrastructure.
This is my question. How much less paddock space is there compared to knockhill?
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 19:04 (Ref:3995431)   #7316
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Talking of Knockhill

No news on their request to be a test event with the Scottish government
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Old 14 Aug 2020, 23:21 (Ref:3995452)   #7317
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This is my question. How much less paddock space is there compared to knockhill?
Just done some very crude measurements using Google Maps, and Anglesey is approx 12,000m2

Croft is approx 35,000m2 and Knockhill and Thruxton both around 20,000m2.

Donington Park is approx 48,000m2
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not sure if you’re including the overflow space at knockhill in that calculation outside the main gate to the left, but if not that’s used sometimes as well. my rusty memory says that if they’re using the long circuit anglesey don’t really have any space of that kind. not sure the sheep will share either
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Old 15 Aug 2020, 14:23 (Ref:3995566)   #7319
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not sure if you’re including the overflow space at knockhill in that calculation outside the main gate to the left, but if not that’s used sometimes as well. my rusty memory says that if they’re using the long circuit anglesey don’t really have any space of that kind. not sure the sheep will share either
I was, as BTCC usually uses that.

I didn't include any of the grass at Thruxton though, even though it often holds hospitality units which are in the paddock at other locations
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Talking of Knockhill

No news on their request to be a test event with the Scottish government
Next govt review is not until Thurs 20th, 2 days before the event, so whatever is decided will be very last minute.
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