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A1GP goes up for sale

The A1GP 'World Cup of Motorsport' goes up for sale as it looks increasingly likely the series will not make a return
The A1 GP 'World Cup of Motorsport' appears increasingly unlikely to return after its whole assets were put up for sale.

After weeks of silence regarding the fate of the series, which was due to start its fifth season back in October, 20 of the series' Ferrari F1 inspired cars have been put up for sale, along with spares and team equipment.

Additionally, the Lola-Zytek cars, used for the first three seasons, and the support equipment – including Ferrari and Maserati track safety cars – also come as part of the package.

Offers are being invited for the whole asset package to be bought, although it will be sold off in separate parts if this does not occur.

Launched in 2005, A1GP became motorsport's first international 'winter series' but while it attracted strong publicity, decent grids and a good calibre of drivers – including F1 alumni Nico Hülkenberg, Nelson Piquet Jr, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Sébastien Buemi – it struggled financially.

Collapsing on the eve of the first round of the 2009/10 season in Australia, although A1GP has not been formally cancelled, this sale will be considered the end of the 'World Cup of Motorsport' endeavour. Additionally, the official A1GP website has been taken offline.

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Alan - Unregistered

March 13, 2010 10:47 PM

Bloody typical, a sport/championship where Ireland are world champions of and the thing goes tits up. It was a great racing series, i think the reason it went under was because it was broadcast on sky sports and not free to air television.



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