James Di­plock

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

“We all knew this wouldn’t hap­pen, put the money into steel works in­stead”

Mark Owen

“No gov­ern­ment, of what­ever party, would com­pletely un­der­write this. The de­vel­oper wanted all the gains but none of the risks!”

Mark An­drew How­ells

“If it was go­ing to be a suc­cess big busi­nesses would’ve been clam­or­ing to put their money in”

Mo­togp bosses keep the faith

Mo­togp pro­mot­ers Dorna en­tered into a 10-year con­tract (five years, plus five years) with COW to host the British GP.

Speak­ing to MCN, Dorna’s Javier Alonso said: “We have a con­tract with Wales, and that con­tract still goes on. Of course, we have talked to them af­ter what we read in the press – but they say there is no prob­lem to con­tinue with the plan.

“Yes, the gov­ern­ment has made a step back­wards, but they have other ways of fi­nanc­ing the project, and what they told me is that there are still peo­ple work­ing on the site this morn­ing.

“The other sit­u­a­tion we can have is if they fail. Then, we will look at the other pos­si­bil­i­ties that we have in Eng­land – Sil­ver­stone and Don­ing­ton. Both want to host Mo­togp, and I think that the fu­ture of the British Grand Prix is secure in one place or another.”

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