The Birth of a Grand Prix
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The Birth of a Grand Prix

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, Tony Dodgins

David Gant, chief executive of the South African GP Bid Group, was an interested spectator at the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix, where he took time out to talk exclusively to Tony Dodgins about his plans to bring an African Grand Prix to Cape Town by 2009

Q: Is this the first new venue that you have taken a look at?

Gant: "No, we went to Sepang to talk to the Malaysians. That is an impressive facility with nice management and they were very forthcoming about the costs and how they structured their management team."

Q: How far has Herman Tilke investigated the Cape Town site?

Gant: "Hermann has been to South Africa twice and the last time he came was at Christmas. Then there was a provisional layout about two months ago that we've networked back home with the motor sport enthusiasts and the people involved in the sport.

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