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Anonymous

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Chaos at Donington

After a fab day at Donington Park, even though Valentino Rossi was second. After the race we had to go and endure the total chaos off leaving the track. Some bloke had blocked us in so we had to wait for them to move their car. Then we had to wait 40 minutes to get out of the car park, only to find traffic was being...

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staylo

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staylo says:

Never in a car!

I feel sorry for you guys stuck in traffic chaos getting into and leaving the circuit. I thank 99.99% of you for showing consideration to us bikers. Only one complaint about the selfish idiot car driver on the A453 (on the way in to the meeting) who decided to block the middle of the road that bikers were carefully filtering through. Remember, by filtering we are actually helping to relive congestion. I arrived at the circuit earlier than I have ever done before and the queues were the longest I have seen in 12 years. For the record, atter the moto GP race I had a casual walk back to my bike, got my gear on, joined the queue and steadily filtered out. I was riding passed Ratcliffe power station 20 mins later. I'll never go to the British GP in a car, whatever the weather! But I agree, Donington needs to have a re think about easing the traffic and improving the facilities.

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steburns

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steburns says:

Caos parking

I had to drive to donnington as had the girlfriend with me. I personally thought the parking was a joke, there were 2 guys telling the bikes to go one way and the cars the other but then it was a free for all on where to actually park your car so there was no order and i'm not supprised people were blocked in, we were fortunate enough to be able to get out our space but only just. I think a lot of time would have been saved if they arranged proper parking rather than just guessing where to park!!

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banger972

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banger972 says:

car park

it took me just 20 mins to get out of donnington!:laugh: In a car!!!!:laugh::laugh:

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luke 7R

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luke 7R says:

Caos parking

It's caos because they employ retard's that have no clue about what day it is let alone how to organise a car park or check tickets for that matter, they just looked at mine gome out and said ummm just go through. I managed to miss the traffic on the way out as my friends and I decided to take to the farmers field. We were at the pub in donington 15 minutes after starting the car, beautiful!

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Richsim

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Richsim says:

Caos

Me and my mates got back to the cars about 5 mins after the main race. 2 hours later we had not moved. I was lucky enough to be in a 4x4 so we all decided to knock down a fence and try and find a way out. In the end it took us 3 hours 45 mins to get out of the car park! We phoned the other car when we where on the M1 and they had still not got out, 5 and a half hours later.

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silverstone2010

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Car Park to M1 in 2 hours!

Waited until the end of the meeting, had a walk around part of the track and a longer look around the stalls looking for a bargin. Tried then to leave the car park at around 6.45 thinking most people had left by then. Still to two hours to reach the M1, most steward seem to have gone home or thought it was funny to drive round with hazard light on... This year the whole family came (the mrs and 3 daughers). Quote from one of the daughter "going to the toilet is like going in a pig sty. Donington never again, let hope for Silverstone in 2010!!

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russellref

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russellref says:

Chaos at Donington

That's just mindless. I remember many years ago when the Formula 1 GP was at Brands Hatch and it took 5 hours to get away. It just one of those things. You're all clammering for Silverstone but just and wait and see in a couple of weeks time. The 4 wheel moaners will have just as many problems getting away from that dour place. I have also been to Le Mans and of course it will take time but you come prepared and make the best of it.

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awol26

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awol26 says:

donington exit roads

I agree Donington is chaotic as regards leaving after the racing but Mugello is worse. Mugello is accessed by a solitary road from the motorway network and it takes ages to get both in , and out. The toilets at Donington are never numerous enough but try Le Mans, the French just crap in the woods. I 've been going to Donington and Brands for 15 years and to European events for 10 years with mates or wife and kids, on  a bike or via car, and generally the more relaxed attitude and value for money offered by European authorities and circuit managements means they get my cash. 

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wpotter

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wpotter says:

Slept!!

Went back to the car and slept for 2hrs, woke up to find that nothing around us had moved!! Eventually was taken into the track and up the peripheral road past Craner curves to exit at Redgate - was about 3.5 hours to get from car park to M1 and then had to drive to Edinburgh.....

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lucretia

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lucretia says:

With the territory?

This sort of traffic does not go with the territory - or at least it shouldn't. I've been going to events at Brands, Donington and just about everywhere else since I was about 6 (not much of a boast at 19 I'll admit...) and this was the most appalling traffic mess I have ever seen. If there had have been a contingency plan in case those scanners packed up then there would not have been a problem with getting in, and just a little more communication and organisation would have gone a long way on the exit front. When you pay hard earnt cash for a product you expect it to live up to the price, and if Donington are going to keep on pushing at those ticket prices then they are going to have to sit down and think long and hard about how to actually organise themselves in the future. It's one of the best circuits for viewing in the world, but it really does need to get its act together.

 

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