What a nightmare if Bernie Ecclestone buys the Nürburgring.
Bernie Ecclestone buying the Nürburgring would be a nightmare for grass root motorsport and tourist drives. Here is a 1:1 translation of what he said according to German WELT newspaper
“Wie ich höre, will man den Nürburgring verkaufen. Gut möglich, dass ich ihn kaufe. Zumindest denke ich darüber nach.”
“I hear the Nürburgring is for sale. It’s quite possible that I buy it. At least I’m thinking about it.”
For the last 86 years the Nürburgring has been under public ownership and Ja zum Nürburgring / Save The Ring with support from motorsport, the local region and the worldwide community is fighting heavily that it remains under non-profit-making organisation. That is the only way to keep grass root motorsport - the very reason why the Nürburgring exists - alive under todays already tense economical burdens.
My feeling (and that of many others) is: as Bernie Ecclestone is the complete opposite of a non-profit-making organisation tourist drives and races series like RCN and VLN (and as a consequence 24 Hours too) would dissapear in no time.