In Germany this time. The east German city of Schleiz is the location of Germany's oldest racetrack, a 90-year-old real road circuit widely billed as "The German TT". It brings income to a depressed area and is much loved by German motorsports enthusiasts. Now one new resident has obtained a court order preventing use of the road for racing, complaining about the noise. A petition has been raised and you can help by giving one minute of your time to sign it.
For anyone who doesn't speak German it reads (thanks Google Translate )
In the signature boxes at the botton of the petition page you need to enter:The "Schleiz Triangle" is THE image factor of Schleiz the city and a huge economic benefit for local companies. Unfortunately, it also constantly stimulates debate about the disturbance of local residents. One of these residents complained, and now a judge of the Administrative Court decided in Gera that the resident who felt disturbed by noise is right.
Will it be the "end" for the oldest natural track in Germany? Is this really the intention of the applicant? Unfortunately, one must assume that the plaintiff was aware of the consequences. How can a man alone have the power to kill an almost 90-year-long tradition? Let us now ask what happened in 2013 with the motorsport on the triangle. For Schleiz, the city, region and the race track the year 2013 really is a special year, for the oldest natural circuit of Germany celebrates 90 years of existence! How do we celebrate a birthday without guests or rather without motorsport? And without the associated noise and without "the spirit of racing"? It remains unclear how the operator of the racetrack, the city of Schleiz, the Saale-Orla County and the state of Thuringia will fare. The only certainty is that, an important industry in the region will die out and lose a brand image is, if too late, or not traded. Then, the public and the fans of Schleizer Triangle will lose to a person whose application has achieved what he wanted - quiet.
Vollstandinger Name (full name)
Email (email address)
Postleitzahl & Ort (postcode and post town)
Strasse & Nr (street & house number)
Land (use drop down menu to select Grossbritannien)
You don't need to tick any boxes, finally click "Unterschreiben" (sign)