A1 Grand Prix takes centre stage at SPORTELMonaco

The inaugural A1 Grand Prix, that is set to commence in the autumn of 2005, has concluded several major television rights deals after attending the SPORTELMonaco market held in the Grimaldi Forum, avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco on October 11 - 14

A1 Grand Prix takes centre stage at SPORTELMonaco

SPORTELMonaco is the largest meeting place for international television sports executives and this year the new A1 Grand Prix series took centre stage. Attending the four-day event was A1 Grand Prix creator His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum member of the ruling family of Dubai and Richard Dorfman, the Broadcast Director of A1 Grand Prix, who negotiated the rights for the last Rugby and Football World Cups.

"SPORTELMonaco was a great success for A1 as it provided a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our series to the majority of the world's broadcasters," Dorfman said. "The reception we received from them was extremely positive, with some deals signed, and many others now in negotiation. The enthusiasm generated for the A1 concept was universal and holds the forthcoming championship in good stead for all of the national seat holders in what will become the World Cup of Motorsport."

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