Walkinshaw behind Moscow circuit plan

Arrows boss Tom Walkinshaw is behind a venture to create an international motorsport facility in Moscow, Russia

Walkinshaw behind Moscow circuit plan

He signed an agreement with the Deputy Premier of Moscow City Government, Iossif Ordjonikidze, and the Chairman of the Committee for Tourism for Moscow City Government, Grigori V. Antioufeev, at the Russian Embassy this week for his TWR Group to help develop the track.

The international-standard circuit, the first of its kind in Russia, is located on Nagatino Island, a few kilometres south of The Kremlin and Red Square. Work will start in Spring 2001 and will be completed within two years.

"I am very excited about this joint project with TWR Group," said Mr Ordjonikidze. "We will have an international motorsport circuit complete in two years which will allow us to stage motorsport events in our city. Tom Walkinshaw's company is a well established specialist in the motorsport industry and I am very much looking forward to working with him on this exciting and innovative venture."

Walkinshaw said: "I am proud for TWR to be a partner with the Moscow City Government to develop Russia's first international racing facility. It is a very exciting venture for TWR and we are honoured to be involved".

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