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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