Wednesday 22 November 2017

Motorsport: Bahrain protests force cancellation of GP2 race

The latest bloodshed in Bahrain has today forced this weekend's round of the GP2 Asia Series to be called off.

Organisers had earlier today postponed a planned practice session as medical staff due to be working at the track had been summoned to the city's hospitals in case of an emergency.

But at the request of the Bahrain Motorsport Federation it has now been decided the remainder of the meeting due to take place at the Bahrain International Circuit be cancelled due to force majeure.

The decision now throws serious doubt on the viability of staging the Bahrain Grand Prix next month, with the curtain-raiser to the new Formula One season due to be staged at the track from March 11-13.

Press Association

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