A1 GP Calendar Revealed

A1 Grand Prix's inaugural 12-race calendar will race on all five continents, Autosport-Atlas can exclusively reveal

A1 GP Calendar Revealed

The inaugural season of the "World Cup of Motorsport" features brand new street races in Durban, South Africa and Texas, USA. It also includes visits to popular drivers circuits such as Laguna Seca, Estoril and Brands Hatch.

All five continents have been included, with the first three events in Europe before the series flies away for nine long haul events.

There are a number dates still to be confirmed. Both Indonesia and Singapore are still competing to host the seventh race and the Chinese race at Beijing's Goldenport circuit is subject to it being upgraded to FIA Grade Two track licence.

Organisers have left open the possibility of switching the to the Killarney circuit in Cape Town should there be any difficulty in organising the event.

The calendar has been submitted to the FIA's world council, which will approve it by the end of July.

A1 Grand Prix boss Sheikh Maktoum said: 'With the formal submission of the A1 Grand Prix calendar to the FIA, my vision of an exciting worldwide racing series is moving closer to fruition."

A1 GP 2005/2006 Provisional Calendar:

Date Venue Country Sep 25 2005 Brands Hatch United Kingdom Oct 09 2005 Eurospeedway GP Germany Oct 23 2005 Estoril Portugal Nov 06 2005 Eastern Creek Australia Nov 20 2005 Sepang International Circuit Malaysia Dec 11 2005 Dubai Autodrome United Arab Emirates Jan 15 2006 TBA Indonesia or Singapore Jan 29 2006 Durban (Street race) South Africa Feb 12 2006 Parque Fundidora Monterrey Mexico Feb 26 2006 San Antonio (Street race) Texas, USA Mar 12 2006 Laguna Seca California, USA Mar 26 2006 Beijing Goldenport China 
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