Boss plays down Sachsenring rumours

Mon, 1 August 2016, 11:35

Aug.1 (GMM) Reports that the Sachsenring could be in the running to rescue the German GP for 2017 have been played down.

Germany’s Auto Bild reported at Hockenheim that the well-known MotoGP venue has been targeted by Bernie Ecclestone as a potential venue to take over from struggling Hockenheim and the Nurburgring — perhaps with a reduced fee.

But track chief Ruben Zeltner told Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper: “The track is not suitable for it (formula one).”

He said the Sachsenring would need millions in renovations, so “Who should bear this risk?” he added.

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