Donington Park deal very close, says Wheatcroft

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarMonday, February 8th, 2010

 
 

A deal to secure the future of the Donington Park racetrack is very close, according to owner Kevin Wheatcroft, who says he is in advanced talks with several potential new leaseholders.

He told BBC Leicestershire that he was speaking to five interested parties and said: “We are currently trying to get our heads around those last few offers and pick the best way forward.

“There is a willingness on our behalf and I think on the behalf of the other parties to get Donington up and running. There is a general desire from both sides to get on with it as quickly as possible.”

He also said that he was close to getting an estimate of the probable costs of repairing the circuit – believed to be in the region of £600,000.

The circuit will be back in action for the day on March 7 when a supporters’ rally complete with classic cars and autojumble will take over the premises. For more details, visit http://www.savedonington.co.uk/

Mr Wheatcroft, speaking to his local paper The Derby Telegraph, said of the event: “We think that, with publicity, this could become a very big event indeed and are very touched by the heartfelt feelings fans have for the circuit.”

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