MotoGP » Phillips: Silverstone will be a 'proper bike circuit'

Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips seeks to reassure the purists that the Northants track will be a 'proper bike circuit' when it stages MotoGP for the first time in more than two decades next year

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GREED - Unregistered

December 10, 2009 8:31 PM

Golly, we have never heard that from a PROMOTOR before. And just because he mentioned the gate sales does not mean he is after the money first.

Robert Jones

December 10, 2009 9:03 PM
Last Edited 2177 days ago

The very minute that F1 was re-instated in S/Stone, it spelled bad news / secondary consideration for GP.

This whole sorry affair has now worked very strongly to the disadvantage of GP - anyone doubting this - just wait and see !! the whole thing SUCKS and Bernie Ecclestone AUGHT TO BE STONED publicly!

Guess I'll have to travel abroad more often to watch GP's from now on !!!

Brits could not organise a piss up in a brewery !!!!!

mark turner

December 10, 2009 10:06 PM

Its highly likely that WSBK will be going to Silverstone as well.

Looks like you had better get used to either coming to Northamptonshire boys and girls or taking up another hobby.

Personally I can't wait. Silverstone is a great venue. I am as passionate about Silverstone as others are about Donington.

I am sorry to see the demise of Donington, but it is self induced.

Robert Jones

December 10, 2009 10:11 PM
Last Edited 2177 days ago

"Looks like you had better get used to either coming to Northamptonshire boys and girls or taking up another hobby."

NO WAY !!!

France and Belgium / The Netherlands would be more attractive propositions imvho !

Probably cheaper too!!!

Darren - Unregistered

December 10, 2009 10:26 PM

Looks like the Anti Car brigade are out in force..... 1st: this has nothing to do with Bernie. If anything blame Simon Gillette for having ideas above his station and ripping up Donington on the basis of a dream, only to leave the circuit as a building site. 2nd, if anyone remembers the WSBK rases on the GP circuit, it provided GREAT close racing and were often some of the closest races of the year. From the finish line, through Becketts and down the straight and through Stowe will be so fast and allow for slipstreaming we should get close racing. As someone involved in the bikes, but a motorsport in general fan I think the circuit will suit the bikes more than the cars

jaelange - Unregistered

December 10, 2009 10:48 PM

Oi! I was a little against MotoGP going to Silverstone at first but we'll have to wait and see. I surmise that the first race there will be one hell of a cracker! (Everyone wants to be the first to win there (in so many years).

But sheez! Donington sure royally fugged up big time! They had a jewel in the crown with MotoGP and they shat on them for Formula 1 which they won't even have!! Oh, deserves them right! After next year everyone will be saying 'Donington Who?'
Love the track, hate the politics!

Andy - Unregistered

December 10, 2009 11:18 PM

Lets get used to the idea and stop sobbing and also stop viewing Donington through rose-tinted glasses now that it's gone. After two visits 2004 and 2005 I vowed I would never visit the place again if the organisers saw fit to treat me to toilets that were not fit for a dog and also ONE giant tv screen which was strategically placed so that only those in hospitality units could view it clearly. Clearly Donington have treated the public with contempt. Granted the circuit is a gem but it's time to move on. Let's hope that at least with Silverstone, the organisers will be providing decent facilities even if it only because the four wheel brigade are using it!

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