Donington Park Round Dropped From Calendar
The Donington Park round of the 2015 season, scheduled for 20-21 June, has been cancelled following the circuit's own commitments to this year's British Grand Prix.
The circuit, which hosts a British Grand Prix this year for the first time since 2009, has been instructed to carry out a full resurfacing prior to the event. With the process requiring two weeks to complete, and also at a time when ambient temperatures are higher than they have been during the off-season, the fourth round of the DFDS Seaways sponsored Yamaha Past Masters series has been rescheduled.
However, the 2015 season will continue to run over nine rounds, with Cadwell Park replacing the Donington Park meeting. The rescheduled round will take place at the glorious Lincolnshire venue the week prior, with racing on 13-14 June, with Friday practice available on the June 12. It will also mean two visits to Cadwell Park for the YPMRC in 2015.
Donington Park Circuit Manager, Bob Adams, said, "It's been a very difficult decision. The way the dates fell for the necessary circuit work has, in the end, meant we’ve had to let down a regular customer in the British Motorcycle Racing Club (Bemsee).
"For that we are really sorry, but we hope to be able to make up for this in the future."
Bemsee CEO, Mike Dommett said, "The unexpected news relating to our scheduled date with Donington has caused us difficulties, but we are grateful to the circuit management team in advising us as soon as it became apparent that there was an issue."
Speaking on the replacement round at Cadwell Park, he added, "The Club is grateful to MSV for its assistance in offering this fallback at late notice during a period where the majority of circuits are already fully booked some months ago."
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