It's reported that Siverstone is going to lose the British GP to the so-called Circuit of Wales from 2015 on. Someone please help me here...
Circuit of Wales? WHAT Circuit of Wales?! The place doesn't even exist!
There is no money to even build the track, let alone all the other things that are supposed to surround the facility. In theory it sounds wonderful, but money talks my friends, and there just isn't any to be had! And they cannot use public funds, so where does that leave them? Here is the proposed track layout:
Not bad I suppose. 3.5 miles and it is said to have nice elevation changes. But I don't like the layout better than Silverstone, that is for sure. But not having ever been to that circuit, I don't kow what the facilities are like or the logistics getting in and out etc. Perhaps this new place might be better in that way IF they do it right. But there is still the matter of the funding, the very thing Ezpeleta and everyone else just wants to gloss over! It's pretty simple really... no money, no track!
If they ever do get this place built it won't be 'til at LEAST 2017 or 2018, if that. So the race will have to be held somewhere else anyway! And if Silverstone couldn't come up with the extortionary feas that DORNA has come up with just for the honor of having the race there, how is this ficticious Circuit of Wales going to pony up, or anyone else for that matter? I think Uncle Carmelo is losing it! He's listening to the nonsense that the greedy dingbat criminal Eccelstone is whispering into his ear...
This is a real shame because it seems to me that the British fans have always shown great support for MotoGP and bike racing in general and they deserve better than this. I guess we'll have to see how things develop.
Circuit of Wales... HA!