Donington Park gets go ahead for WSB and MotoGP

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The British MotoGP race and the forthcoming World Superbike clash at Donington Park will go ahead after the Leicestershire circuit passed an FIM safety inspection earlier today.

Following an inspection by FIM Safety Officer Claude Danis this morning, the Leicestershire circuit was granted FIM homologation for the WSB race on June 28 and the British MotoGP race on July 26.

The purpose of the FIM inspection was to ensure that the track layout on-site close to the area of the new tunnel between McLeans and Coppice is in accordance with previously agreed plans and adheres to all current industry safety regulations. An access tunnel has been built in between McLeans and Coppice in readiness for the British Formula One race moving to Donington in 2010.

“This is great news for everybody at Donington Park and all of the fans,” said Donington Park Chief Executive Officer Simon Gillett. “The ticket sales for both of our world class motorcycle racing events have been extremely positive and we’d like to thank the fans who have remained loyal and believed in us for committing to buying tickets. We have already sold 50 per cent more tickets than we had at this time last year for World Superbikes and the sales of our MotoGP tickets have remained at the same level.

“We’ve also now opened up the opportunity for the on the day tickets for both events, which should encourage more fans to come and witness safe, enjoyable and exciting two-wheel racing at one of the UK’s premier motorsport circuits. I’d like to thank the FIM for the positive working relationship that we have so far enjoyed and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt