We’ve just received this update from Kevin Wheatcroft, the owner of Donington Park, about the future of the circuit:
“The Plans to re-open the new improved Donington Park Race Track are progressing well. The Project advisors, led by ex Aggregate Industries Director Philip Barltrop and Duncan Green of Pick Everard Consulting Engineers, have met John Symes of the MSA, and we are currently finalising plans and costings for the works to repair the damage done in and around the Race Track at Donington Park.
“We are confident that the new improved Race Track can be re-opened, subject to obtaining the necessary Racing Licences, during August 2010. Donington Park Race Director, Robert Fearnall, is working on an appropriate Race Programme for 2010 which we will announce as soon as possible. The re-opening of Donington Park will ensure that the Circuit is once again available for National and International Motor Sport.”
Clearly there are still many hoops to jump through, and a lot of work to be done, before we can expect to enjoy the circuit again – but this is still fantastic news, and very encouraging for the future of the circuit.