Political glitch in Valencia GP bid

Fri, 11 May 2007, 11:54

An opposing political party has lodged an official complaint against plans for a grand prix in the Spanish port city of Valencia.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone explained on Thursday that the seven year deal was conditional on regional leader Francisco Camps’ re-election later this month.

The ruling Socialist Party in Madrid (PSOE) said the promise contravenes electoral rules and accused Camps, of the Partido Popular party, of timing the announcement for political gain, according to Reuters.

“This is an insult to the people of Valencia who are above these sort of conditional offers,” said Inmaculada Rodriguez-Pinero, the PSOE’s secretary of politics, economics and employment.

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