MotoGP » A MotoGP circuit in Wales?

"The track at Ebbw Vale would have the potential to host... World Touring Car Championship and motorcycling's MotoGP" - BBC.

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Tom24 - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 8:20 PM

There's enough information within the report there maybe some truth in the story. However in all likelyhood if a planning application was submitted there or any other place else in the UK there is a 99.99999% chance that it will be declined on the basis of Noise protests.

It is also worth noting the last major all new race track built in the UK (Rockingham) has never been fully utilised by the majority of the UK's major racing series' and no international series has used it since it's second year of operation. This for me at least is a big shame because its facilities are only surpassed in the UK by the Silverstone.

One thing most UK circuits lack for me is close proximity to a decent size town or city, this would make a big difference when it comes to promoting and servicing an event.

SuperTaff - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 9:47 PM

It wouldn't be a problem at all - they reported on BBC Wales tonight that the whole track was going to have a roof and floodlights so it will work whatever the weather, and keep the noise down.
Oh, and under-track heating so the track temperature will always be perfect.
Windmills will go on the hillside to power it all, so there will be no environmental impact.
Old coal mines nearby are to re-opened so the pits / buildings can be underground so as not to spoil the lovely Valleys views of the slagheaps.
All in all, Welsh ingenuity at its best!

Lloyd - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 11:31 PM

Seriously! Wales! Anyone that has been to tracks like Pembrey or Angelsey can vouche to the horrid weather Wales would offer. I can predict with 90% accuracy over the next 10 years that every MotoGP weekend there would be rain and high wind.

Not to mention, it would take 10 years just to get a track redone to host an event... One year for every health and safety inspection, not to mention the amount of taxes incurred.. British gov't sucks ****, when it comes to things like this.


November 22, 2011 12:30 AM

@ Lloyd.
Your last paragraph could have been written by an Aussie. Only that you said British Govt that I knew it wasn't. Same old $hit everywhere by the sounds of it. However we now have a Govt that introduced a Carbon Tax. So what used to be a "lucky country" is now on a HUGE downhill slide.


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