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Old 31 May 2022, 18:10 (Ref:4112290)   #61
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Donington is one of the most boring tracks on the calender along with Silverstone. No idea why they'd want to go there twice.
In my opinion, it's the least boring.
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Old 31 May 2022, 18:13 (Ref:4112291)   #62
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Donington is one of the most boring tracks on the calender along with Silverstone. No idea why they'd want to go there twice.
That's hilarious.
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Old 31 May 2022, 18:57 (Ref:4112300)   #63
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That's hilarious.
Why is it? Follow the leader after turn 1. Every single time they go there. But then of course you will be biased you will be from the north and as long as it conveniences you everything is fine.
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Old 31 May 2022, 19:05 (Ref:4112303)   #64
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Brands Hatch is my favourite track but if there is one track on the BTCC calendar I would be most surprised to see called boring it would be Donington. I would say it possibly produces the best racing of any track on the calendar. I think it's great that there will be two races there next year, particularly on the long layout which I don't think has been used since the early 2000s, as it's much better than having two races on the same track.

Hopefully the early Snetterton date is just for next year, as I would prefer Snetterton to be on the hottest day of the year like normal
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Old 31 May 2022, 19:50 (Ref:4112311)   #65
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In my opinion, it's the least boring.
Same here. Glad to see two visits there next year.
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Old 31 May 2022, 20:12 (Ref:4112314)   #66
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Why is it? Follow the leader after turn 1. Every single time they go there. But then of course you will be biased you will be from the north and as long as it conveniences you everything is fine.
I'm an armchair fan, I don't care about geographical locations.

I just don't quite understand your point. I've found it to be an exciting circuit, especially with the reprofiled chicane.
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Old 31 May 2022, 20:35 (Ref:4112317)   #67
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Great news about Donington. I feel like having two different layouts of any circuit is an improvement on two identical Thruxton weekends. I just wish we could have some longer races. The Diamond Double was an interesting taste of that for one circuit.
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Old 31 May 2022, 21:35 (Ref:4112323)   #68
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Follow the leader after turn 1. Every single time they go there.
So far this season. Changes for the lead:

Donington Park - R1 - 1
Donington Park - R2 - 1
Donington Park - R3 - 0

Brands Indy - R1 - 1
Brands Indy - R2 - 0
Brands Indy - R3 - 1

Thruxton - R1 - 0
Thruxton - R2 - 0
Thruxton - R3 - 0


If changes of position is what you are after - check the lap charts from each round so far. You'll see that Donington Park is the most open track they race on.
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Old 1 Jun 2022, 09:24 (Ref:4112360)   #69
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We've had a good season so far. Not every race is gonna have a change for the lead. I expected to see it at Donington, but didn't expect it at Brands and Thruxton. I'm grateful for the action we have had
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My only gripe with Donington is the increased height of the fences that have sprung up in the last few years. In terms of a layout for driving, I think its fabulous.

I did a bike ride thing for charity there in 2019 where you got to ride around it. I thought when I got to the Craners I could just freewheel and gain a ton of speed. Maybe because of the rubber on the track or the wind, but it was like hitting a brick wall, and gained hardly any speed at all down towards the Old Hairpin, as a result that climb up to McLeans was painful. It was a really beautiful August summers evening though, it was about 25 degrees.
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Aside from the logistical issues of redeploying marshals, I suspect there may some MSUK regulations that prevent a single race meeting being run on multiple layout.

Only time I can think that a meeting would have been held on multiple layout would have been at Rockingham where they had Ascar/Pickups on the oval and other races on the infield layout. The difference there was that you didn't have the same series using both layouts during the day.
I also believe that the circuit layout used has to be licenced for every event by the MSA. (I'm sure this used to be the case in days gone by which is why I nearly typed 'the RAC' instead of 'the MSA'!). This would therefore mean that two of these licences would also be required for the meeting.
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Old 1 Jun 2022, 16:00 (Ref:4112423)   #72
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No such thing as the MSA now. It's MSUK.
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I also believe that the circuit layout used has to be licenced for every event by the MSA. (I'm sure this used to be the case in days gone by which is why I nearly typed 'the RAC' instead of 'the MSA'!). This would therefore mean that two of these licences would also be required for the meeting.
I was originally going to suggest that licences would be an issue but I'm not sure that is the case. Most (if not all) TOCA meetings need an International permit, a National permit, and an Interclub permit.
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No such thing as the MSA now. It's MSUK.
OK, thanks for the correction & proving that I am showing my age even more than I thought I was!
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OK, thanks for the correction & proving that I am showing my age even more than I thought I was!
Don’t worry I am sure most knew what you meant….
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