F1 loss could be our gain

Published: 06 October 2004

Silverstone is drawing up plans for life without the F1 GP - and it could be good news for bikes.

Insiders say the loss of the money-spinning F1 event means they have to make more of events like WSB and British Superbikes. And it could mean more track days, too.

Silverstone is forging ahead with plans for 2005 without the British F1 GP, despite claims from a consortium that they have secured the future of the race at the venue.

The British F1 GP has been left off the 2005 calendar because Silverstone owners the BRDC couldn't come up with the cash F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone was demanding.

On Thursday morning (October 7) consortium Brand Synergy, including Nigel Mansell, stepped forward claiming it had the extra funding required.

But the British Racing Drivers' Club is playing down the claims, saying it is awaiting proof of Brand Synergy's financial plan before a deal can be agreed.

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