Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Save The Ring!

Save the ring! Its one of those online petitions thing but it only takes 30 seconds and its to rescue one of the world's most well known race circuit! 

From 2007 - 2009 the German government built a huge Leisure Park at the Nürburgring. It is based on fake visitor numbers, over sized and badly executed. Most of the time it is an empty ghost town. Once promised as private investment, it is now based on a debt of 350+ million EUR public money.

Instead of pulling the plug they rented the park, including both race tracks to exactly the same privateers who were driving forces behind the Leisure Park's initial private setup.

Without Racing experience they are since experimenting with events completely unrelated to Motor-sport all under the iconic "Nürburgring" brand name.

They now want Nordschleife to pay for the huge losses. Tourist drives are at a record high, plus a 5 times increase in rent for the automotive industry for their prototype testing sessions.

What Needs To Be Done?

  • Separate Nordschleife from ring°park.
  • Let Nürburgring be Motor-sport.
  • Value the great heritage and tradition, rather than Roller Coasters.
  • Let the Ring be run by Motor-sport experts.

Sign the petition here: http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41698.html

To learn more, refer to this Jalopnik entry:

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