The event can still go ahead, with several stipulations. 1. No spectators 2. Only one person per car 3. Probably no facilities being available (toilets or food) 4. No camping the night before.
As far as I understand the cost is still the same for the hire, which means we would still need to have 20 people to attend at £50 to cover the cost of the hire. If only 15 come, we'd be making a loss which isn't good as it would have to come out of my pocket.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride.”
Also, one per car......I would suspect that a significant number of the additional drivers are actually from the same household as the main driver. It might well be worth exploring what the stated restrictions might mean. Plus, as it stands, things are being eased.....rightly or wrongly.....and are likely to have changed again (one of 2 ways...) by 11/7.
As Stuart says, I think looking positively is the right thing to do.
Red & Black Sonic7 - 1.8l Zetec - on the road since June 2011
We're still working on this as well as a back up plan so don't clear your diaries just yet. I'm in discussions with the circuit regarding camping (given the distance some have to travel) and passengers/spectators from the same household. Will keep you guys updated.
I'm still in conversation with the circuit but even as of Monday just gone, they're sticking to their guns and saying unless the government advice changes, the rules stay the same. In my view this means it won't be a viable option for this year's meeting as 10 people won't want to pay £100 to spend the day at a circuit with no atmosphere or facilities. Yes, the advice may change in the coming weeks, but given we're only 4 weeks away from the event it's too much of a last minute mess.
I've been in discussions with Adam at Complete Kit Car magazine about moving our event to their CKC Blyton day on Sunday 6th September. This is a little more expensive but it's a proper track not a small sprint circuit. We would have our own area in the paddock and if we have enough numbers, we may be able to get an exclusive MEV only session.