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Hungarian GP promoters request race postponement to 2010

Hungarian GP promoters request race postponement to 2010

Request submitted to FIM after agreement from Dorna Sports.

Balatonring Zrt., event promoter for the Hungarian Grand Prix, have reached an agreement with MotoGP Rights Holders Dorna Sports to request the postponement of this year’s race to 2010. The request will be sent to the FIM for approval.

The decision to move back the September 20th race owes to a delay in construction schedule for the new Balatonring Circuit which would mean that it would not be completed in time, a result of a harsh winter and the financial situation that has hit Hungary and affected the funding process. The track is still in the early stages of construction following the laying of the first stone late last year.

All parties involved (Balatonring Zrt., Share Capital, the Hungarian government and Dorna) remain committed to the project of bringing MotoGP to Hungary. The building process will continue with a view to an inaugural race at Balatonring in 2010, and the track has a five-year agreement to host MotoGP races.

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