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Coventry Racing Club confirms contractors are ready to return speedway venue to its original state

Shaun Reynolds 16th Dec, 2016 Updated: 16th Dec, 2016

COVENTRY Racing Club have assured speedway and stock car racing fans they have contractors ready to return Coventry Stadium to its original state.

The note of reassurance comes two days after The Observer published the comments of current stadium owners Brandon Estates Ltd after the motorsport facility was reduced to a ‘crime scene’ following the removal of stadium assets.

In response to what Brandon Estates said, Coventry Racing club confirmed a full safety inspection has been arranged with the correct authorities when they attended the site on Wednesday (November 30).

The club added they have no doubts the safety inspection will see their safety certificate renewed for a further three years – but only after works have been completed, which are scheduled to start in the New Year.

Coventry Racing Club said: “We are worried Brandon Estates have a case of amnesia and have not bothered to check things they have signed or sent to us as we have very clear evidence we have removed only our property from the site.

“We think they already know this but want to discredit us in the eyes of the fans.

“We have contractors ready and willing to start work to reinstate the site and to bring back our possessions so that we can continue to use them for the benefit of both sports.

“The point of this release is to say even if we are willing to put everything back and to undertake the work, they (Brandon Estates) will not give us access as an excuse that the stadium is not safe.

“We left the site in a safe state and we were very careful how we documented what we did to make sure it remained safe until January, including keeping our security on site.”

Coventry Racing Club concluded by adding: “We might be prevented by the developer who has created an opportunity he thinks he can exploit in order to get round promises he has made.

“They are correct on one point we are not in discussions with them but that is because they have already signed a head lease with Mick Horton so any dealings we have has to be via Mick Horton and not Brandon Estates.”

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