I've always had a soft spot for Donington Park. It's a perfect bit of land for a race circuit, with hardly a level surface around the place. They'd never let you build a racetrack on such beautiful, rolling parkland these days.
That's why I was delighted to hear the news this week that Donington is under new ownership - and that the new company now running the place recognises its potential as a world-class motorsport venue. Anything that protects such a historic circuit has to be good news.
As you will have read earlier in the week, two businessmen have formed a company called Donington Ventures Leisure Limited to take over the whole 650 acres, including the fabulous Donington Grand Prix Collection.
That means events giant Live Nation (nee Clear Channel) is finally out of the motorsport picture, a fact that I'm sure they are happy about given their apparent lack of enthusiasm for the sport.