- Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of EU-Commission.
From 2007 - 2009 the German government built a huge Leisure Park at the Nürburgring. It is based on fake visitor numbers, over sized and badly executed. Most of the time it is an empty ghost town. Once promised as private investment, it is now based on a debt of 350+ million EUR public money.
Instead of pulling the plug they rented the park, including both race tracks to exactly the same privateers who were driving forces behind the Leisure Park's initial private setup.
Without Racing experience they are since experimenting with events completely unrelated to Motor-sport all under the iconic "Nürburgring" brand name.
They now want Nordschleife to pay for the huge losses. Tourist drives are at a record high, plus a 5 times increase in rent for the automotive industry for their prototype testing sessions.
What Needs To Be Done?
Separate Nordschleife from ring°park.
Let Nürburgring be Motor-sport.
Value the great heritage and tradition, rather than Roller Coasters.
Let the Ring be run by Motor-sport experts.
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We, the undersigned, call for the EU-Commission to take action to Save The Nürburgring and stop package deals and the monopoly power that is threatening to push traditional local businesses out of the market, replace the current owners with Motor-Sport Experts and don't let the heritage of the Nürburgring be lost.
The Your Help is needed to "Save The Nürburgring" petition to Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of EU-Commission. was written by Eamonn O'Doherty and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.