Donington Park race track re-opening plans

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Owners of Donington Park have just sent out this statement claiming the track will reopen for racing in August this year.

The track has been closed after a disastrous effort to move the Formula One race at Silverstone ended in the company leasing the track Donington Park Ventures Limited folding with huge debts and the track partially dismantled.

Track owner Kevin Wheatcroft has now taken steps to get the work done to allow racing to start again.

The full Dongington statement from Kevin Wheatcroft reads:

“The plans to re-open the new improved Donington Park Race  Track are progressing well.
The project advisors, led by ex Aggregate Industries Director Philip Barltrop and Duncan Green of Pick Everard Consulting Engineers, have met John Symes of the MSA, and we are currently finalising plans and costings for the works to repair the damage done in and around the race track at Donington Park.

We are confident that the new improved race track can be re-opened, subject to obtaining the necessary racing licences, during  August 2010.

Donington Park Race Director, Robert Fearnall, is working on an appropriate race programme for 2010 which we will announce as soon as possible.
The re-opening of Donington Park will ensure that the Circuit is once again available for national and international motor sport.

Kevin Wheatcroft

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter