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#1 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 22:00

i've just found out that in 2009, the turks and caicos islands, a british overseas territory, where due to hold a round of the indy racing league. Does anyone know if the event is due to happen next year or in the near future or why it failed to happen in the first place. I don't remember autosport magazine reporting it or anbody for that matter :confused:

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#2 engel

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 22:10

seriously? I 've been to a resort in T&C, didn't strike me as the sort of place that would host a race

#3 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 22:11

it was apparently going to built over one of the islands major golf courses

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 22:14

Wikipedia says the government signed a letter of intent for a 2009 GP but it doesn't say what happened after that...

#5 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 22:20

i don't think the Turks and Caicos goverment is the most stable in the world, i don't know if that has played a part :confused:

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 00:07

it was apparently going to built over one of the islands major golf courses

So they had the gravel traps, it was only a circuit that had to be built.

#7 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:10

True :lol:

It must of been an undulating track if it was built.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 18:59

i don't think the Turks and Caicos goverment is the most stable in the world, i don't know if that has played a part :confused:

In August 2009, the United Kingdom suspended the Turks and Caicos' self-government after allegations of ministerial corruption.

#9 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 19:08

yeah thats what i heard BRG , plus the fact they keep banging on about independence as well.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 20:42

yeah thats what i heard BRG , plus the fact they keep banging on about independence as well.

Well, I reckon we'd give them independence in a New York minute. These Overseas Territories are nothing but a nuisance for HMG - either they are dependent financially, and if they aren't, they are dodgy tax havens and/or drug trafficking centres. And many of the rest of the world keep using them to bash the UK about being 'colonialists'.

Presumably this race idea was scrapped by Whitehall when they took over.

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#11 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 21:48


Presumably this race idea was scrapped by Whitehall when they took over.
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thats probaly the reason, i mean they want to be independant but can't look after themselves without our help