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    Word on the strip is that these are one off track days that took a lot of negotiating and no further track days are to follow.
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    They also got planning permission to rip the grandstands down...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-46828325

    Which I am guessing is not a good sign :(
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    I seem to recall there was subsidence in the grandstands, which was part of the issue? This was because it was all built on a brownfield site.

    What other tracks in the UK - of the level of Rockingham - have that many grandstands? I can imagine the upkeep of them would be painful, especially if there were structural issues, so clearing them down may be the most economically attractive option.

    The bike days might have taken a chunk of negotiation, but the new owners may be wanting to get cash in to keep things going whilst they work on planning for whatever they're hoping to do with the site. Suddenly letting people run track days for a few thousand here and there might become very attractive, if the planning is dragging out much longer than they expected (what might make me think that might be the case, I wonder? )
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    there was a big 'ole hole on the start of the pit straight too...

    I hope they've filled that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Hell View Post
    I seem to recall there was subsidence in the grandstands, which was part of the issue? This was because it was all built on a brownfield site.

    What other tracks in the UK - of the level of Rockingham - have that many grandstands? I can imagine the upkeep of them would be painful, especially if there were structural issues, so clearing them down may be the most economically attractive option.

    The bike days might have taken a chunk of negotiation, but the new owners may be wanting to get cash in to keep things going whilst they work on planning for whatever they're hoping to do with the site. Suddenly letting people run track days for a few thousand here and there might become very attractive, if the planning is dragging out much longer than they expected (what might make me think that might be the case, I wonder? )
    From memory, they were just going to use it as a massive storage site and remove anything would cost more to keep than destroy.

    I really liked that place.
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    It's the sort of industrial sh*thole that appeals to golfers like you.
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