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04 June 2013 17:53
Race attendance are on the slide – why?
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Having read some of the comments i have to sympathise, of course, i'm only human and have been insimilar situ's myself.
However, IF, and it's a BIG IF, people would stop, wait, and look around them long enough, they'd see in advance just what the Hell's happening in this world.......It's going to shit!!!
Sorry for the expletive but what else can i say? Greed, greed & selfishness, and i ain't being cycnical or negative.
If people are more concerned with wanting a new car, bike, the BIG 70 inch hologram TV, booking the 3rd holiday of they year, or generally just thinking of themselves, then what can you expect. All the while this is happening, the Government, business and other such factors have moved the ante on, i.e cost of living untenable, right under the nose of the asleep public.
Time for the people to take stock, stand up and demand their rights to live as normal and happy a life as they can, because you only get one crack at it.
If not, then put up with high pices, and poor service because it's going to get worse, not better.......
10 June 2013 09:04
10 June 2013 04:44
WHAAH, it costs too much
to that i say BOO HOO... save your quid. everybody knows a year IN ADVANCE when their fave round is going off. the dates rarely change. if in a year's time, you can't discipline yourself to save well IN EXCESS of what it takes to comfortably attend any round...? then you probably ought to consider if you have any business trying to attend in the first place...? end of.
09 June 2013 19:25
High cost and "access"
As others here have said, its the high cost of entry and the high cost of fuel to get there and back. It was interesting to see last year at Brno for the MotoGP how the track had dropped its top ticket prices down to $5 (Euro's) to get people into the circuit. Numbers had been dropping so they wanted people to go and enjoy the racing. It was certainly full at that price.
I don't think it would be realistic to drop UK race event prices that low, but a decent reduction would be good. I wanted to go to MotoGP at Silverstone last year and take my son to see his hero Rossi. But the cost of £45 each to sit on one shitty corner on the track with a massive walk from the car park was not on ! Despite me having major walking issues, Silverstone has a 1st come 1st served policy with limited blue badge parking.So when I asked them how could I/we get to see the racing, their attitude was "tough" in a few more customer service words, because all their blue badge parking was allready booked.
On the other hand when we enjoyed a most brilliant day out at Donnington BSB last year, the circuit could not have been more helpful to get us into the circuit. 10/10 to Donnington for disabled access. I gaurantee we will go to Donnington again.
Another brilliant track for accessibility for disabled people is Santa Pod ! An excellent policy and attitude towards people with problems walking. I cannot commend the Santa Pod team enough for their helpfullness. See you later in June for the Summer Nats !
Mobility problems are an issue for bikers more than most, due to most of us having had a decent "off" at some time? But the don't give a f*** attitude towards people like us who want to attend race events even if it is the shittest corner of the arse end of the track is not acceptable. Silverstone : 0/10
The overall cost is the limiting factor for most people, but a lack of any accessibility is a personal issue for me and no doubt others with problems walking any distance who would otherwise attend. Bikes and injuries and mobility problems go hand in hand, so we need more accessability than other groups.
08 June 2013 13:08
Maybe the price in fuel don't help. Unless it's a track local to you it's gonna cost £50 plus just to get there and back and if your travelling in a coffin then you got all the traffic to deal with in and out the circuit.
I still go regardless but i know others that don't for these reasons.
PS i only go if i'm on my bike apart from when i used to do the full Donnington GP weekend.
07 June 2013 22:47
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