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July 14th, 2016, 11:35 AM   #71
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Italy is the home of Ferrari, and there's a huge F1 fanbase.

Hasn't stopped Bernie from threatening to eliminate the Italian GP at Monza altogether. The circuit has hosted the Italian GP every year it has been run since 1922 with the exception of 1980 when they went to Imola. The race organizers have not wanted to give in to his demands, so Italy may find itself without an Italian GP in 2017. All the history, and the fanbase doesn't mean a thing to him.

Since Dorna is owned by Bridgepoint, I don't ever put anything past private equity groups to do shit that seems to defy logic and reason because it's all about the money as we have seen endlessly. I don't see Dorna ever getting the short end of the stick because it could create a domino effect where other circuits start pushing back...and frankly, why would they want to even deal with that?
He can threaten all he wants, losing the Italian GP would be the death knell for Bernie and maybe even F1. They will race in Italy as long as Ferrari is involved in the sport. They have as much or more pull in F1 as Honda does in GP and if they want a race at Monza, there will be a race at Monza
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And so it drags on. It appears that Carrick is another Simon Gillett.

MotoGP: Government launch investigation into Circuit of Wales | MCN
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And so it drags on. It appears that Carrick is another Simon Gillett.

MotoGP: Government launch investigation into Circuit of Wales | MCN


Can it and throw all the cash at Donington...
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Can it and throw all the cash at Donington...
And alter if enough to get rid of the Melbourne loop!!!
It could be good all round, it appeared camping was allowed next to the motor for BSB this year, that in itself is a huge step forward.
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And alter if enough to get rid of the Melbourne loop!!!

It could be good all round, it appeared camping was allowed next to the motor for BSB this year, that in itself is a huge step forward.


Yeah, they stopped people taking vehicles onto the campsite decades ago because pissed up plebs were having accidents, setting fire to bikes they'd deliberately bought there to trash and generally ruining it for folks who didn't want that sort of stuff.
Hopefully sense will prevail and Donny will rise again as a much improved track and spectator experience.
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Everyone loves Donny, never a fan myself, it's a shame places like Oulton and Brands don't have the facilities to host major international racing as they're cracking circuits.
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Everyone loves Donny, never a fan myself, it's a shame places like Oulton and Brands don't have the facilities to host major international racing as they're cracking circuits.
Was a fan when it was good. It's shit now but getting better again.
However the view from starkeys bar beer in hand watching gp charging down craner curves was the first view of motogp I ever had so just for that it will always be special to me
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One of my favourite moments (apart from spending a day with Sarron's team) was seeing and hearing Rocket Ron thrashing the howling JPS Norton around amidst the screaming V4 strokers. Sights and sounds to remember forever...
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One of my favourite moments (apart from spending a day with Sarron's team) was seeing and hearing Rocket Ron thrashing the howling JPS Norton around amidst the screaming V4 strokers. Sights and sounds to remember forever...
I was at Brands around 1993-4 and two JPS Nortons were totally dominant in both races, Ian Simpson won and Phil Borley came second each time. The noise was just incredible!
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And alter if enough to get rid of the Melbourne loop!!!
It could be good all round, it appeared camping was allowed next to the motor for BSB this year, that in itself is a huge step forward.
You are kidding I hope, get rid of Melbourne!!!!!! Its shown up a few who thought they could ride/drive.
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