MotoGP »

Minister facing investigation over Circuit of Wales

An investigation has been launched over the conduct of a Welsh Minister regarding the Circuit of Wales planning application.

According to WalesOnline.co.uk Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has asked the Permanent Secretary to 'look into the facts' surrounding a letter sent by Alun Davies to Natural Resources Wales, in which Davies said he was “very disappointed” by the body's approach to the Circuit of Wales planning application.

Davies, the Natural Resources and Food Minister, is also the Welsh Assembly Member (AM) for Blaenau Gwent, venue for the planned £280m development.

Jones confirmed that he was responding to “concerns expressed recently about the actions of one of my Ministers and whether his role as a constituency member has conflicted with his position as a Minister.”

Silverstone is the current home of the British MotoGP, but the Circuit of Wales has made no secret of its desire to take over the event. Silverstone's present contract expires this season.

A previous BBC report on the Circuit of Wales stated: "No deal has yet been signed with owners of the MotoGP races, Dorna Sports... There are also delays in starting building work on the site because of planning issues."

Circuit developers are said to be asking for up to £50 million from the UK and Welsh governments, on the basis that it will create 6,000 jobs and bring 750,000 visitors a year to the area.

Securing the British MotoGP would be crucial to achieving those figures.


Tagged as: Circuit of Wales

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Impression of the Circuit of Wales [Pic credit: Circuit of Wales]
Crowds, Spanish MotoGP Race 2016
Crowds, Spanish MotoGP Race 2016
Marquez, Lorenzo, Rossi, Crowds, Race action, Spanish MotoGP Race 2016
Miller, Spanish MotoGP Race 2016
Kornfeil, Spanish Moto3 Race 2016
Pedrosa, Spanish MotoGP. 24th April 2016
Rossi, Spanish MotoGP. 24th April 2016
Crutchlow, Spanish MotoGP. 24th April 2016
Dovozioso, Spanish MotoGP. 24th April 2016
Rossi, Spanish MotoGP. 24th April 2016
Rossi, Spanish MotoGP. 24th April 2016
Marquez, Spanish MotoGP 2016
Pedrosa, Spanish MotoGP 2016
Marquez, Spanish MotoGP 2016
Crowd, Grand Prix of the Americas 2016.
MotoGP Race, Grand Prix of the Americas 2016.
MotoGP Race, Grand Prix of the Americas 2016.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


zeitguist

June 11, 2014 7:38 PM

This whole thing could just end up in the waste bin.....my god you have got to be better at planning and time framing than this...If you don't have a contract or diggers digging by now ...its too late...you need a major player on board for this stuff....Dorna won't risk it..i'm willing to bet.

shuggiemac

June 12, 2014 2:56 PM

They need to re-do their graphic. It looks like it is lashing down with rain in that image. OK that may be an accurate prediction of how it will be but not a great first step in marketing !!!!!!!



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.