BSB » BSB explains Croft loss

"The simple fact is that Croft was offered a 2012 round sadly for them they are working under extremely tough operating conditions..."

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Bram - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 1:46 PM

Why no Mallory Park round? Wasn't it only dropped last season whilst it was resurfaced?

I think the Assen round is a great idea. Roooaaad triiiipp!!!

Shep44 - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 2:31 PM

Fairly annoyed with this decision. As a local to Teesside, I now must travel to the likes of Cadwell, Oulton or Donington for a 'local' round of BSB.

Both NEMCRC and Derby Phoenix have provisional slots next year, so find it hard to believe that the staff at Croft have opted for 2 club meetings over what is probably their biggest earner of the calendar.

I can't see Assen catching on.

kendi - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 3:04 PM

Totally agree shep44 and the excuse croft have given us does not justify cause, also
bsb needs a name change to coincide with using an international track, guess that won't happen because it will cost too much to change and it comes at a time
when people dont have the money these days it does not make sense to want them to travel overseas to watch an event, so guess the tv will the easy way out of this problem for me.


November 21, 2011 4:06 PM

Binza, Mr Palmer might not be my favourite person but at least read the story before making your comment as you would then know that it has nought to do with Palmer or MSV.

Croft refused the offer of a round, end of story


November 21, 2011 4:30 PM
Last Edited 1543 days ago

@ Shep44

Far from being a guaranteed big money earner a high profile event like BSB can be very expensive. Yes circuits do get a percentage of TV money plus ticket sales but they then have to pay appearance fees etc. Strangely enough for some circuits the largest income from a high profile race meeting is food ( cafe, restaurants, burger vans etc ) something Croft does not have so they have to allow in outside catering who take all the money from it.

Most smaller circuits like Croft usually make a small operating profit from meetings like BSB but this is a pittance compared to what they can earn from corporate events, trackdays, club racing etc. Sad fact is that if Croft was not limited on days it can have racing it could have a fuller calendar BSB included.

tripoddave - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 5:41 PM

Its difficult to believe that a historic race circuit can be closed down because people move in next door and then complain about the noise.

I wish there was something that could be done if only to redress the balance somewhat.

Kimey - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 6:12 PM

Such a shame that money talks but that is the price we pay - not putting on a round because it is the right thing to do so.

Until someone faces up and puts on a rival series then nothing is going to change.

On the plus side a brave idea to go to Assen. Say what you like MSV/ Jonathan Palmer certainly tries different things.

steve jackson - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 6:14 PM

I like the phrase "they were offered a round" Being somewhat cynical of Mr palmers greed I wonder at what cost this offer was made !! Like I say one day they will ruin it all mark my words.

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