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    Ex rally driver, got 'dragged' along to a mid 2006 season meeting by 121 VIC, hooked ever since.
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    Orci statement

    Just seen this one from 24th June. ORCi update statement Last Updated: 24/06/2020 ORCi promoters continue to meet regularly to keep up to date with government advice and how best we may service our competitors and eventually spectators and thank all for their patience and support as we progressively move forward 'step by step' In line with a measured response to returning the country to a 'new norm' the ORCi continues to review government advice and policy as it unfolds and to that effect via a video conference discussion yesterday the ORCi is positively looking at how it may modify some of it's Covid 19 policies from 4th July to permit competitive racing at venues but again, strictly behind 'closed' doors and with Covid 19 policies. In the last 10 days the ORCi reviewed it's rules with numbers of vehicles per transporter as it continually assesses the risk element and government advice to ease things for our drivers where we can safely do so. Venues are also in consultation with their local HSE/EHO to secure their permission to move forward and within the next 10 days, the ORCi will review it's policies in advance of the first proposed 'competitive' event. Different promotions are re opening their venues for practice / private hire at an increasing rate however it should be understood that this is where it is viable to offer such facilities, sadly not all venues will be able to operate. We are pursuing further government clarifications. However, we are moving forwards quite progressively within one month. The ORCi and promoters are 'happy' that we are now beginning to move to a new norm setting and possibly, move forward with competitive events. We repeat that certainly as far as July is concerned there is currently no advice with regards attendance of spectators/others however therefore public attendance remains prohibited until further notice. Once the government opens up discussion on 'mass events' then the ORCi very quickly will be working hard to return our sport to a situation where we may be able to allow attendance subject to what Government advice evolves. In terms of Pit Areas the ORCi will continue with it's MINIMUM 2m social distance rule between transporters as 'best practice' and has operated well since early June. All who have run practice events thus far have remarked positively on the co-operation of attendees which has made the sessions much easier to operate and we thank you for that and ongoing we request attendees to continue the 'common sense' in adherence to government advice and Covid 19 policies and risk assessments. All advice in terms of travel to venues remains as per advice already in place.
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    This is from the Swaffham Raceway Facebook page.... Swaffham raceway is now fully open and operational and we welcome all drivers and spectators to come and support the raceway. The decision has been made due to the issues recently, that the raceway in order to move forward needed help and support and we have today agreed terms for ringwood raceway to promote the oval, the decision may suit some and many may have mixed feelings however this is the only option available to keeping racing at the venue and we hope that everyone will see that we are keeping Swaffham available for the sport we all love, both Paul fryatt and Richard powley will be continuing to manage the venue, we are open this Saturday for practice and welcome everyone to come testing. Once again we thank everyone for their support it is valued and we will be working closely as a team to providing more racing at a superb venue. See you all Saturday guys
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    Just found this on another site... It is with great regret that we have to inform you that we are no longer going forward with the running of swaffham raceway, we have failed to secure insurance for the track due to the track being red flagged with the underwriters. The underwriters are no longer wanting to insure tracks as they are high risk. The Birmingham fatality and ongoing investigation has not helped according to the insurers along with other organisations having put their insurers on the case of marking a red flag over swaffham raceway. We have exhausted all avenues and today decided it’s time to let everyone know. The owner of swaffham was never going to renew the lease for pete Gould and so we took the track on to try and give it a chance but the powers that be tried to ban drivers racing any where else, then the insurers followed suit Nothing more we can do and we are totally gutted for all the drivers especially the under 16’s as they really need these little tracks to learn on. We really gave it our all so please don’t start hating us as we did not write this easily There are so many debts also attached to the track from the previous promotor,skips left there full and unpaid, tyres galore and damage to electrical systems so the landlord will not let him back in and due to the orci ban the landlord will not allow a orci promotor back to the track either. It looks like another track will now close down unless a miracle happens Very very sad day
  4. I'm the official track photographer at Trent Raceway and I can safely say it's not the midlands track you are all thinking of.
  5. According to Carl H website : Holgate, Steven (541) - Nelson, Lancashire Maybe he's recently moved? He lived in Nelson in 2017 - http://www.rebelsracing.com/2017nationalpoints.pdf Only what I saw on FacebookSteve Holgate lives in Derby, he's about 10 minutes from my house.
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    Jon at Trent Raceway last week.
  7. Hope these are ok for you Nige.
  8. Birmingham Wheels 15th November 2014 photos now online. Infield Photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/76369868@N02/sets/72157649262358446/ Outside Photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/76369868@N02/sets/72157648942607538/
  9. Coventry post racing.....is there a booking list of the posts that are racing please.
  10. http://www.coventrystox.com/motofest/4583270272
  11. We've gone over to Flickr now, easier and cheaper. Coventry 5th April 2014 photos now online. https://www.flickr.com/photos/76369868@N02/sets/72157643717950505/
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