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danski September 13th, 2017 02:06 AM

Yes Yes YEAH
 
Hopefully this is true, I really miss Donington and the great atmosphere compared to Silverstone.
MotoGP: British GP to return to Donington? | MCN

yamfan September 13th, 2017 03:54 AM

It would be great but spectator and camping facilities need massive improvements to bring them up to shiverstone's standards.

danski September 13th, 2017 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by yamfan (Post 439072)
It would be great but spectator and camping facilities need massive improvements to bring them up to shiverstone's standards.

It says improvements are needed in the article, hopefully that will include access and egress , track changes and better burger vans.

Furiosa September 13th, 2017 04:03 AM

I went to Donnington when I was about 18 or so... knew nothing about bike racing at the time and went with a boyfriend. I remember....
- camping - absolutely packed in, off our faces, rest of population similar, people fleeing around on bikes all night, taking something and tripping, fascination with glow sticks, disgusting toilets.
- racing - I was used to watching F1 and expected it to go on for hours. Sat on the grass for a snooze and suddenly it was finished.
- aberdeen to donnington on the back of a gsxr carrying camping stuff...

Boyfriend was a massive Schwantz fan to the point of obsession. He collected pepsi cans ffs.

Must have been around 1988 I think... might have to see if I can find out

Deefer Dogg September 13th, 2017 05:32 AM

Was hoping with the potential move to Donington, there might alsobhave been a move back to the June/July dates of old. Before the bikes had to make way for the Bernie Ecclestone road show. Provisional dates only so there's hope yet.
Still a trip to Donington is always easier, and the viewing better so hope the move happens.

yamfan September 13th, 2017 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by danski (Post 439073)
It says improvements are needed in the article, hopefully that will include access and egress , track changes and better burger vans.



Absolutely but better spectator facilities like decent toilets and more seating will attract families and the like as well as hardcore race fans. All too often when we hear about circuit investment, the larger sum of the cash is spent on hospitality suites and corporate facilities. Granted some corporate is required for expansion, but the main focus should be the fans so they return year after year.

Jumkie September 13th, 2017 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Furiosa (Post 439074)
I went to Donnington when I was about 18 or so... knew nothing about bike racing at the time and went with a boyfriend. I remember....
- camping - absolutely packed in, off our faces, rest of population similar, people fleeing around on bikes all night, taking something and tripping, fascination with glow sticks, disgusting toilets.
- racing - I was used to watching F1 and expected it to go on for hours. Sat on the grass for a snooze and suddenly it was finished.
- aberdeen to donnington on the back of a gsxr carrying camping stuff...

Boyfriend was a massive Schwantz fan to the point of obsession. He collected pepsi cans ffs.

Must have been around 1988 I think... might have to see if I can find out

Sounds like my first trip to Wsbk. Good times!

If you live in a glass house don't throw rocks.

Iamapony September 13th, 2017 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Furiosa (Post 439074)
I went to Donnington when I was about 18 or so... knew nothing about bike racing at the time and went with a boyfriend. I remember....

Good times. Another miracle of surviving young and dumb? I claim to be a wonder of youth survival.

As a comparison to Donnington:
DORNA really wanted Laguna Seca to add garages, and facilities for the teams, and more suites. They didn't really care much about more grandstands or facilities for the fans, which Laguna may also need. Nope, it was all about the Circus members. Laguna, being owned by government bureaucrats that can't tell their fanny from an 200/60 slick, declined. And thus Laguna is gone from the schedule when a relatively small investment could have paid off in 4 to 5 years. And I would still have MotoGP in my backyard. pffff.

Theo September 13th, 2017 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by yamfan (Post 439072)
It would be great but spectator and camping facilities need massive improvements to bring them up to shiverstone's standards.

Well as its owned by Jonathan Palmer it will be a given. He spent a lot of his own money on Brands a few years ago and he mixes with the crowd, I like him.

MdubSTYLIE September 13th, 2017 08:35 AM

I love the Dunny layout. The section after the first corner is one of my favorites section to watch bikes race on. Its got a good flow to it.


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