Ecclestone keen to prove his innocence at German bribery trial in April 16 January, 2014 Bernie Ecclestone in the dock again Bernie Ecclestone will stand trial on bribery charges in Munich, according to a statement from a German court, and the Formula 1 supremo is keen to prove his innocence. “Under current planning, the main trial should start in late April,” the Munich court said in a statement on Thursday. Ecclestone, 83, was charged in July with bribing a German banker to smooth the sale of a stake in the motor racing business to private equity firm CVC eight years ago. Ecclestone has denied wrongdoing and told Handelsblatt that he will fight to clear his name, “I’m sure there will be (a trial). There are already charges.” Bernie Ecclestone on the Monza grid with his daughters Petra and Tamara and Gerhard Gribkowsky (left) “I would (appear), probably because I have no choice, but I like Munich, it’s a beautiful city,” Ecclestone quipped. “It’s really too early to think about it.” “With the Constantin testimony I was out of the office for four days, but I could still work in the late afternoon and evening.” Ecclestone said he could have “easily” settled that lawsuit, and he also ruled out settling with BayernLB in a forthcoming action. “But that would be wrong,” he said, “because I have not done anything wrong. My concern is to prove my innocence.” (GMM-Reuters) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsAbu Dhabi Grand Prix: Teams press conferenceCaterham administrator to probe ex-managementVettel is one of 60 new signings at FerrariBianchi will be heavily disabled reveals StreiffLauda: We’ve done everything to ensure a level playing fieldEuropean Union investigate F1 legality amid crisisJordan: It is time for Bernie to consider retirementUSA driver not essential for Haas F1 TeamEcclestone: They don’t know what they’re talking aboutLauda denies Hamilton interest in Ferrari drive Urko ..”but I like Munich, it’s a beautiful city,”.. Ohhh, I don’t doubt that, but just wait until u see their interior…it’s pure heaven;)) Hawk could that be someone peeping from a jail cage?