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Catalunya in question over government cuts

"The cuts... put into question the viability and continuity of the Formula 1 and MotoGP Grands Prix"
Government funding cuts are putting pressure on grand prix events held at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

According to ara.cat, "the cuts... put into question the viability and continuity of the Formula 1 and MotoGP Grands Prix".

F1 is most at risk, with circuit director Salvador Servia explaining that "the contract signed with the Government for the MotoGP is already adapted to the circumstances".

Speaking to El mon a RAC 1, Catalunya circuit director Salvador Servia confirmed that "Dorna has made ​​a new contract" for the MotoGP round and indicated the circuit would like to do the same for F1.

Catalunya's present MotoGP contract runs until 2016. The event is one of four rounds in Spain with a confirmed place on the 2012 calendar.

The future of the Jerez event is uncertain beyond this year due to financial troubles. The other Spanish rounds are held at Aragon and Valencia.


Tagged as: Jerez , Catalunya

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Gill I Pollas - Unregistered

January 10, 2012 6:07 PM

Spain is very broke, it is going the same way as Greece. The catalunya region is broker than the rest as they spent fortunes on daft nationalistic posturing for a region. Making the regional dialect a "language" and insisting on teaching kids this useless nonsense. Valencia Cheste is a lot more fun to go to, the people and the circuit, Jerez even more so, in warm friendly Andalucia.

Jan - Unregistered

January 11, 2012 3:30 AM

I could not agree more, Gillipollas! You are completely right! Andalucia is the best part of Spain. And Catalunya the most unfriendly and stupid!



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