Hungary on course for September clash

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The Hungarian GP at the new Balatonring looks certain to go ahead later this year.

The circuit was due to host the first Hungarian GP since 1992 last season but was dropped off the calendar because building work fell well behind schedule.

There were also question marks over funding the project as the global economic crisis hit.

But MotoGP bosses have told MCN they have been assured by Hungarian officials that the race will definitely go ahead as planned on September 19.

International Race Teams Association boss Mike Trimby told MCN: “Work stopped recently because of snow but they seem quite confident it will be done.

“They have spent enough money that it is not worth stopping. The opinion of Dorna is it would be stupid to stop now.

“They have an act of parliament to pay for it so we should be going there.”

If the Balatonring is not completed in time, the Motorland Aragon Circuit in Spain is a reserve to step in and run on the same date.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt