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stavrostheram

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Donnington

Thought donno did well to put on the show it did all things considered.Shame redgate lodge has gone for a beer but on the plus side managed to get to the infield walking from craner curves with ease.Give Kevin Wheatcroft time and he will make it a great circuit!

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motogpnorival

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Posts: 93

That's.......

........... DONINGTON....... It will take a lot more than Kevin Wheatcroft to turn Donington into a great circuit...... I'm guessing Barrat Homes or Wimpy.... to turn it into a great ex-circuit and a convenient housing development next to that busy airport..... maybe an enterprise zone, another runway or all three....... Never has been and NEVER will be a great circuit......

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dtpchemicals

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dtpchemicals says:

Donnington

Great world class racing.

Third world fascilities.

Up to 80 people waiting to use the 12 portaloos.

Banking disapeared.No sign of construction traffic.

poor trade stands.

Never again.

Dave p

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philthewindsurfer

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Posts: 1019

I enjoyed it

Banking disappeared? Did they ever have a branch or ATM there?
Poor trade stands? Do you think they would all turn up in the middle of winter with the prospect of few customers?

Fantastic day out to see racing in March, I'm so glad the weather held up. Good to see it back in action. Its a great track to ride around and the viewing from Redgate/Old Hairpin is better than most places Ive been.
I cant see them ploughing millions into it because it has to make money. They do need to get some grass seed down on the muddy bits though.
I'll be back up there for the endurance event in August as the tickets were free with WSB advance orders. Great VFM.

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menalee

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menalee says:

donnington

Why are we even discussing mud banking, world class tracks have seating and granstands at all main spectator areas. The facilities stink, literally. F1 didn't go to Donnington for good reason and while we continue to get mugged for £55 a time nothing will change. Just checked the price of my tickets from 2009, cost then £35, thats some price hike.

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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Considering it was March

I was impressed that there were as many there as there were, considering how cold it was! A brief respite when the sun shone early afternoon but I guess it could have been raining, so we should consider ourselves fortunate! :lol:

I went 2 years ago in the summer and it felt fuller last Sunday, which IMHO was a pretty good turn out bearing in mind the recent construction work. The place is still a dump but I was glad to turn up and support the racers, especially all the Brits. As a fan of Camier I was pleased he got the 2nd race podium, which kinda made it all the more worthwhile.

Have to say that from the outside of Hollywood the view was quite simply superb - you could see from the braking point into Redgate right through to them going up the hill to Coppice! Couldn't quite see McCleans but then just opposite there was a big screen anyway!

Hate to say it but it is great for spectating!

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philthewindsurfer

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menalee

My Sunday only ticket cost £40.95, bought the preceeding Wednesday, print at home option to save me going to the post office 10 miles away to collect the tickets and sign for them.
It includes tickets for the endurance event in August.
If you want to pay £55 carry on.
F1 were going to Donington, but the previous leaseholders made a right mess of it.
Guess you will be raving about the nice bogs at  Silverstone more than the views of the racing :lol:

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afs98mrj

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afs98mrj says:

donnnnnington

i have to say i agree with menalee....41£ for one days racing at a substandard track is a rip.  it's true tho' phil, silverstone's a bad track too....the viewing's hideous.  ever since brands ducked out of wsb it's probably best to go abroad to watch it.

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