Joyless Kent NIMBYs spoil British Touring Car finale

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Very disappointing to read that the 2008 British Touring Car finale can’t be held on the full length Brands Hatch circuit.

Once again the noise restriction regulations are to blame – nearby home owners crying “Not In My Back Yard” prevent the circuit from being able to use the excellent Grand Prix loop for more than a few events per year.

You have to ask yourself who buys a house overlooking a racing circuit and then is surprised to find out racing goes on nearby. I’d be delighted to watch racing for free for a few weekends a year.

Races that do use the full track include the A1 Grand Prix round and World Touring Car Championship event. I haven’t got anything against the oval loop, but “variety is the spice of life”.

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Keith Collantine
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