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Brno receives IRTA accolade as 2007's Best Grand Prix

Brno receives IRTA accolade as 2007's Best Grand Prix

The 2007 Cardion AB Grand Prix ceske republiky has been announced as the winner of last year's IRTA ‘Best Grand Prix' award.

The 2007 Cardion AB Grand Prix ceske republiky has been announced as the winner of last year's IRTA ‘Best Grand Prix' award.

The race, held at the Brno circuit in the Eastern European country, has long been recognised for its quality. A first of three IRTA Awards was received in 1999, with a second coming in 2004. Since then, Brno has been a permanent fixture in the organisation's annual top three. Only Mugello has had more success, with four ‘Best Grand Prix' prizes, whilst the latest triumph puts the Czech circuit level with the hauls of Valencia and Catalunya.

IRTA President Herve Poncharal gave a glowing appraisal of the Brno event, stating that: "Brno deserves to be voted ‘Best Grand Prix of 2007'. Everybody involved tries so hard to make life easy for us when we race there. The race organisation is first class, the circuit is very safe with lots of run-off, track marshals are among the best that we work with and the facilities are excellent. When the circuit opened back in 1987 the facilities were unique and set the standard for all new circuits to equal.

"Brno is an artificial man made circuit but it's like a real road race track, very technical with elevation changes - we love to race there. We have seen some fantastic close races at Brno; I will always remember the unforgettable Criville – Doohan battle in 1996.

"It is also very exciting to see that the former Eastern block countries are very enthusiastic about MotoGP and the Czech Republic has always been first to show this with Brno the central attraction. On behalf of IRTA I wish to congratulate all involved with the GP at Brno on the latest and well deserved Trophy success." Accepting the trophy, Clerk of the Course for Brno Mirek Bartos was full of pride for the track's achievements.

"On behalf of all concerned with the Czech Grand Prix at Brno I wish to thank all the IRTA teams who voted for the circuit in the IRTA poll for ‘Best GP of 2007.To win the Trophy for a third time is very satisfying and shows the dedication of all the people who contribute so much to make a success of the event. We have set high standards and will continue to improve where ever possible.

"We have a very good relationship with IRTA and the teams and this award is a reflection of our collaboration. We thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you all to Brno in August."

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