A1 GP in process of finalising NZ event


Since A1 GP organizers announced the provisional calendar for the series' second season, there has been speculation regarding the round due to be held in New Zealand.

At the end of last week, MotorSport New Zealand issued a statement claiming that there would not be a race in 2007, despite A1 GP having provisionally scheduled the race for January 21.

"Reports in today's papers that the A1 GP is to hold a round in New Zealand on the Taupo circuit on 21 January are incorrect," said MotorSport New Zealand President, Steven Kennedy, in a statement. "We have received confirmation overnight from the FIA that New Zealand is not a round of the A1 GP series for 2007."

Talking to Pitpass today (Tuesday), A1 GP Chief Operating Officer David Clare said that he is in the "process of finalizing the event", and that everything is moving ahead positively".

Clare, who revealed that his is now heading to New Zealand for talks, said that he hopes to confirm the Taupo date in the next couple of weeks.

"New Zealand hasn't had such a prominent single-seater event for almost forty years," he said. "We are trying to arrange the New Zealand and Australian events so that they are two weeks apart. Everything is moving ahead positively."

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Published: 11/07/2006
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