16 May 2008

As the Wheel Turns

Motorsport is always the best drama. First, the human-form disease that is Bernie Ecclestone is dinking around with F1 again:
(T)his year's French Grand Prix will be the last held at Magny-Cours. Ecclestone has long argued that the Circuit de Nevers, 155 miles (250km) south of Paris, is inaccessible and not up to modern F1 standards. He said in an interview with French sports daily L'Equipe: "The concern is the location - 2008 will be the last time we continue like this.
This is the guy who's thrown Estoril, Brand's Hatch, Buenos Aires and even the glorious Spa-Francorchamps under the bus in the last decadde. F1 in China? In Bahrain? Stop being an self-important ass, you self-important ass.

Meanwhile, it's a sad day in Northern Ireland:
Motorcyclist Robert Dunlop has died at the age of 47 after suffering severe chest injuries in a crash in Thursday's practice session at the North West 200.

"Robert was one of our greatest sportsmen and will be sadly missed." (Deputy First Minister Martin) McGuinness said: "Robert, like his brother Joey before him, was a tremendous ambassador for his sport.

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