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Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - SI­MON PAT­TER­SON MOTOGP RE­PORTER

The Cir­cuit of Wales was al­ways an in­cred­i­bly am­bi­tious project, es­pe­cially when ex­ist­ing Bri­tish cir­cuits are al­ready strug­gling fi­nan­cially.

So why did the Welsh Gov­ern­ment take six years and £9 mil­lion to come to the de­ci­sion it did last week – that it could not sup­port the project?

In that time, Welsh res­i­dents and busi­nesses grew op­ti­mistic of boom­ing tourist trade and job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

And now, while the Welsh gov­ern­ment’s po­si­tion seems pretty clear, the peo­ple be­hind the project are adamant that this is not the end of the COW story. So the saga looks set to con­tinue for some time yet. Q See MCN Ed­i­tor’s com­ment on page 16.

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