Motor Sport News - - Top 50: Defining Moments -

back­ground, with lit­tle ac­tu­ally de­cided. JLR’S bid to take con­trol of the home of the Bri­tish Grand Prix was put to the mem­bers of the Bri­tish Rac­ing Driv­ers’ Club – which owns the track – but the vote was tight: 54 per cent-46 per cent in favour. Af­ter fur­ther talks, Jaguar walked away. Tom­lin­son tabled a bid just be­fore that vote, but his dead­line for a deal passed with­out the track chang­ing hands. That leaves Jonathan Palmer’s MSV and a mystery fourth po­ten­tial buyer as op­tions.

With the BRDC still need­ing fi­nan­cial in­put, it looks like the race for Sil­ver­stone in­vest­ment could well fea­ture in 2017’s defin­ing mo­ments too. SL

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