GP Masters organisers have officially confirmed the cancellation of their planned Monza round next month, because of the on-going noise legislation problems at the circuit.
The widely expected move has been made because of an on-going disagreement between the Monza Autodromo circuit and local court concerning noise pollution at the track.
A court recently upheld a complaint by residents regarding noise pollution at the circuit, however granted a 30-day exemption for September allowing the Formula One Grand Prix to been held.
It is the not the only racing series to have to cancel rounds at the circuit. The planned round of the Le Mans Series, originally scheduled for September has been cancelled, and an Italian F3000 race was cancelled in March at the eleventh hour.
However, organisers are bullish about making their debut in Italy in 2007.
GP Masters CEO Scott Poulter said: "This is a very disappointing conclusion given the anticipation amongst GP Masters and Italian fans alike.
"With three Italian drivers now contesting our series and of course' tifosi' favourite Nigel Mansell, Monza was always the logical next stop for us following the season curtain raiser in Qatar last weekend but forces outside of our control have decided otherwise.
"It's a great shame but we are very confident indeed of securing a date in Italy for 2007. In the meantime, we offer our profuse apologies to the many fans, media and commercial partners who had expressed their commitment towards hosting our event at Monza this year."
The news means the next round of the series for over 45-year-old ex-Formula One drivers will take place at Silverstone on August 13.