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September 14th, 2017, 09:17 AM   #21
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I just remember getting soaked to the bone, having a dodgy burger and shitting my pants before I could get to the toilet....
It wasn't called Haven Burger by any chance?

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September 14th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #22
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A pink gixxer!! I've been chuckling over this all afternoon. Only in the 80s.
Nothing will ever beat Jordan's AMA livery: purple with gold flake.

I think Donny has a bit of nostalgic significance not so much because of the lack of close racing you contend; but rather because of memories associated with its years of service. To be fair, Silverstone hosted the Brit GP in the late 70s-early 80s. But for me particularly 80-90s at Donny, and the time Roger busted open the fence, those are pivotal memories.

Donny 2002-2009 margin of victory:

02 2.3sec
03 7.1
04 2.9
05 3.6
06 3.8
07 11.7
08 5.7
09 1.3

Shivertone 2010-2017 margin of victory:

10 6.7sec
11 15.1
12 3.3
13 0.08
14 0.7
15 3.0
16 3.4
17 0.1

I agree that Shivertone produces better racing. I've never been to Donny, so I can't speak to its facilities, but I've never give two shits about that. Shivertone is world class. The circuit itself is marvelous. It allows the bikes to be more on the gas at speeds which they are designed.

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and the time Roger busted open the fence,
With his teeth.

Think Richard Kiel and you'd be half way there.
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Surprised at the 05 winning margin , must have been the violin concerto across the line!
I do agree Silverstone is more suited for outright speed, however racing isn't just about speed it's being fastest around the track,if Donington does indeed become the home of the British GP again, considering they must improve the track for homologation, I'd like to think the circuit owner will also address the unpopular car park section. Perhaps even run the track backwards.

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A pink gixxer!! I've been chuckling over this all afternoon. Only in the 80s.
Haha I tried to send you a picture but am too thick to work out how to do it. Do I really need to upload somewhere and get a URL...

Wasn't sure I should post here as it's not mine and he's not around to say no himself.
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Haha I tried to send you a picture but am too thick to work out how to do it. Do I really need to upload somewhere and get a URL...

Wasn't sure I should post here as it's not mine and he's not around to say no himself.
Not necessarily. You can simply upload it from your hard drive using the attachment (paperclip) on your toolbar.

Ethical considerations aside - it's three decades later. What of those inadvertently captured in photographs and social media dissemination in the digital age that we live in?
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Surprised at the 05 winning margin , must have been the violin concerto across the line!
I do agree Silverstone is more suited for outright speed, however racing isn't just about speed it's being fastest around the track,if Donington does indeed become the home of the British GP again, considering they must improve the track for homologation, I'd like to think the circuit owner will also address the unpopular car park section. Perhaps even run the track backwards.
The astonishing thing about this ride for me is the little known fact that post race, Valentino rode a road bike in torrential conditions all the way up the M6 to Cumbria.
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The astonishing thing about this ride for me is the little known fact that post race, Valentino rode a road bike in torrential conditions all the way up the M6 to Cumbria.
Even less well known is that his hands got so cold he had to stop at a Travelodge to dry his leathers , continuing the journey in the morning also , controversially he broke the terms of his contract and rode a Kawasaki zx10r
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Even less well known is that his hands got so cold he had to stop at a Travelodge to dry his leathers , continuing the journey in the morning also , controversially he broke the terms of his contract and rode a Kawasaki zx10r
Which he consequently sold to Pov.
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Good point about 30 years and social media...
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