Russia moves to end 2014 grand prix uncertainty

Russian GP site in Sochi

Russian GP site in Sochi

Organisers and officials in Russia moved towards ending the uncertainty over their inaugural grand prix scheduled to take place at Sochi in 2014.

Earlier, the country’s automobile federation, the RAF, missed the July 31 deadline to apply to host the race in 2014, due to failing to reach an agreement with the promoter, Omega.

But the Russian sports daily Sport Express on Monday said Omega is now set to reach an agreement with the RAF.

Whether the Sochi race can be held in 2014 will then rest on whether the FIA accepts ‘force majeure’ as the reason for the missed application deadline.

“We just couldn’t miss the chance to reach an agreement,” Omega general manager Oleg Zabara was quoted.

“We’re set to sign an official contract with RAF this week before sending an application to stage the 2014 race to the FIA. We’ve already reached the agreement, which we now need to formalise.” (GMM)

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