Joyless Kent NIMBYs spoil British Touring Car finale

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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