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British F3 confirms Donington postponement

British F3 and GT organisers SRO has announced the postponement of the second round of the 2009 season at Donington Park to a date later in the year.

The East Midlands circuit was due to play host to the two series' on the weekend of 25/26 April, but the event will now be moved to a date later in the year due to the current uncertainty surrounding racing at the venue following recent work to install a tunnel between McLeans and Coppice.

The decision to postpone the event comes a day after an SRO spokesman told Crash.net that the group was keen to retain a race at Donington rather than move the meeting elsewhere.

“The issues surrounding the problems at Donington are well known,” SRO general manager Bernadette Fitzsimons said. “We have worked hard with Donington's management to find a solution, but with discussions between us, Donington, the FIA and the MSA not yet concluded, we must move to end the uncertainty.

“We are confident Donington will resolve its problems soon, and we look forward as always to visiting what is one of the country's top circuits and putting on a great show there.”

A new date for the Donington Park meeting is set to be confirmed in the coming days.

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CheekyChops - Unregistered

April 14, 2009 6:47 PM

These race events are falling like dominoes! Amazing the national press haven't latched on to the catastrophe that is (rather was) the future home of the British Grand Prix... :?

no way man - Unregistered

April 21, 2009 9:57 PM

having worked at the circuit many times and knowing a lot of people who work there i know for a fact there will be no grand prix next year , they have not even paid dorna to hold the moto gp this year so thats in doubt without all the money problems they have, look around the place all they have done is dig a tunnel that cant be used under a track that cant be used and they have spent about 35 quid on black paint.

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