Some of you may be aware of problems at Nurburgring, and some may not.
To put it bluntly the Ring (As we know it by) was taken over in 2007 by two business men, unfortunately they know nothing about motor sport, have no passion for the ring and only want to make money.
They have only made things worse, owing over 350 Million Euro's which they do not have and forcing the people of the Ring to pay this back.
The future doesn't look good, testing by manufacturers has tripled in price and some are looking at pulling away from the Ring, leaving the heritage behind whilst these business men make things worse.
I have been in constant contact with the Schmits family over the last few weeks and received information from the Nurburgring Mayor with the official letter sent to Joaquin Almunia, the Vice-President of EU-Commission.
I have started an official petition for enthusiasts in the UK and around the rest of the world to sign so it can be submitted to the EU-Commission asking for the EU to step in and get control of the situation and hand back the Nurburgring. The Nurburgring is needing all the support it can get.
If you have ever been to the Nurburgring, or want to please find 5 minutes to sign the petition. It will require your full name and email address, anything else is optional. Nothing is passed on to 3rd parties but this information is needed to be seen as an e-signature and counted.
This has only been running since 1st January 2011, so please pass it on to as many people you know in as many countries you know.
Thank you for your time in reading this and all the best for 2011
Eamonn & Mandy
Link to petition