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A1 race at Laguna Seca cancelled for safety reasons

NEWS STORY
05/03/2006

Next weekend's penultimate round of the A1 Grand Prix series, scheduled to take place at Laguna Seca in California, has been cancelled for safety reasons.

Although the announcement has not been officially confirmed by series organizers, Pitpass spoke to A1 GP co-founder, Tony Teixera, on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Teixera confirmed to Pitpass that due to constant rain in recent weeks the run-off areas have been washed away, with the result that track officials are concerned that the track is unsafe.

Hopes of making the track 'safe' in time for the race were dashed by officials, who declared that the circuit will take several weeks to repair.

Much of the A1 equipment is already in California, however, late on Saturday night team bosses were advised that the event was unlikely to happen.

The final round, scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 2 will be going ahead, and race organizers report that ticket sales have been very, very good.

Sadly, the cancellation of next week's race means that the championship has already been decided, with France taking the inaugural title.

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