Donington Park forced to pull out of MotoGP

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Donington Park will not host the 2015 British MotoGP.

In an official statement, Donington Park said: “The Board of Directors and Staff of Donington Park Racing Limited (‘DPRL’) are greatly disappointed to have to report today that the Circuit of Wales company, and its new subsidiary GP15 Limited, have as yet been unable to complete their agreement with DPRL, nor meet long-planned payment deadlines, in order to set in motion the operation of the 2015 British Motorcycle Grand Prix, MotoGP™ at Donington Park.”

As a result, Donington has been forced to pull out of further participation with CoW for the 2015 British MotoGP and it will now not be held at Donington Park.

For spectators who have already purchased tickets, full refunds will be sent out automatically within 10 working days, via See Tickets and Donington Park.

Christopher Tate, Managing Director at Donington Park, said: “The whole Donington team who have worked so hard here over the past six months to fulfil our part of the MotoGP planning are as disappointed as those many fans will be who wanted to see the event return to Donington Park.

“It is this week, way past any normal deadlines, when we – in partnership with CoW – would have been committing to major expenditures. CoW have made it clear to us that they are not now in a position to complete, so we have to withdraw and end the planned arrangement.”

Despite the news, Donington Park insists there are no concerns for the track itself, after £1m worth of winter upgrades and safety work at the circuit.

And Donington also reiterated that it is only the 2015 British MotoGP that will be affected by the news, with every other race event at Donington Park in 2015 will carry on as planned.

2015 should have seen MotoGP return to Donington Park for the first time since 2009, with Silverstone its UK home since then.

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