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RSMick

September 04, 2014 12:41 PM

MotoGP » Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP


Johnny13: Well Donington have just released and ''early bird special'' for fans to get cheap tickets. 10,000 available.
Promoter and circuit badl,y in need of funds if you ask me, they haven't even decided if your paying for your child yet. As I have said before, Gillett and DVLL springs to mind, looking more and more like the Sunday market will be on again that day to add to the chaos.

RSMick

September 04, 2014 3:20 PM
Last Edited 46 days ago

MotoGP » Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP


Tetley: OK, so we didn't camp, but the huge difference between Spanish and UK attendance costs really does need to be investigated
It wouldn't need to be a long investigation, for a start the £ is strong against the €, if it was the same it would have been £90, closer to the Silverstone mark. The Montmelo race gets local government funding as they know it brings a lot of trade to the area, something you will never get in the UK so you can add another £10 to that. The average Spanish wages are estimated to be around 16% lower than the UK ( a lot more if you London into account). Prices are generally cheaper in Spain (for us taking the exchange rate into account again) except things like running cars. Just a couple of points

RSMick

September 04, 2014 10:58 AM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose 2015 MotoGP


SasquatchBob: We had to go on a budget this year as I'm in the first year of a new business so funds are tight. It still cost an awful lot of money though.
Ha tell me about it, peoples perception of business owners are 180deg out, particular the first couple of years. You shouldn't get down, its not always cracked up to be, the teams work hard all weekend although you meet them its mainly PR people you deal with. Hopefully WSB are learning because their paddock was atrocious and easy to see why a lot of the bikes are blank, the riders are supposed to be more accessible there but are worse in my opinion. My missus still has a gripe with Laverty after he headed straight for her on his scooter then ran into the Aprilia garage. Now that is one thing I would ban at the track, team members riding around the paddock and track with no regard for anybody.

RSMick

September 04, 2014 10:04 AM
Last Edited 46 days ago

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose 2015 MotoGP


SasquatchBob: And... I personally know of 6 people who 'blagged' tickets at the last minute, including pit lane and paddock passes.
Half of the people who go on freebies are that way, with the hope of hooking them into the sport, again it happens in all kinds of things. However the pitlane and paddock passes, free entry ok, maybe blag some free food and drink, but unless you are a guest of the team pretty boring. The pitlane pass is purely for a walk down the front of it between practice and racing. Just wandering around, good for kids who like it to get autographs and pictures. Also these sad adults who insist on having selfies with the riders??? But you won't get anything out of them. I don't understand this real race fan thing, what is the distinction? If you love something I do what it takes to see it.

RSMick

September 04, 2014 9:51 AM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose 2015 MotoGP


SasquatchBob Which balance bikes are you on about? the motorised ones or the Kiddimoto type things. The was entertainment into the night at the circuit, I know Toseland were due on Saturday night, I could hear stuff going on at night from the circuit on Friday as well. I stopped at Whittlebury that put on there own entertainment, but nothing like what you get at Woodlands, which £60 for 4 nights doesn't seem too bad for what you get, although can't vouch for this year. Try getting that at Skeggy. May daughter said something about the air display which there normally is, the Torando was ace 4 years ago, admittedly not as good as the Harrier.

RSMick

September 04, 2014 8:16 AM
Last Edited 47 days ago

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose 2015 MotoGP


trummy200: Its become a right rip off. The whole event is tailored for the corporate scene and thats all that seems important .
Another person saying this, those who attend through a corporate hospitality make up maximum 1% of the crowd whether it be through the circuit or VIP village which anyone can attend, they take up about the same % of area. The MINIMUM cost for these is just under £500, so they are paying a little bit more, those who rent the Silverstone boxes are obviously paying a lot more. A lot of people you see wandering around with passes (dressed up for no reason) are guests of the teams/sponsors so nothing to do with the price of the tickets. But its all about sales and courting new business from in and outside the sport or courting new sponsors to keep the sport or their businesses/teams alive. Where at Silverstone this weekend did it give you the evidence the event was more for the corporate side than those in the general stands. Corporate

RSMick

September 04, 2014 8:54 AM

WSBK » I expect significant improvements, says Laverty


The WSB Suzuki use Motec, the GP bike did use Mitsubishi 2D, obviously the new GP bike will be using Marelli but I believe with software from the 2D people, so the same strategies may filter down. Avintia tried Motec in their first year CRT bike and not very good results, anything that Hernandez achieved was down to him because that bike was like a bucking broncho through the corners as you could hear the power coming in and out. Although they still seem to suffer in the corner with the Marelli, but ast least its controlled.


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