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Feb 27

Gov’t plays down Aus GP venue switch reports

Avalon airport would be cheaper than the semi-permanent Albert Park circuit

John Brumby, premier of the Victorian state government in Australia, has played down reports that the grand prix in Melbourne could be moved.

We reported earlier this week that the company Linfox, a local transport giant, was keen on constructing a $200m venue at Avalon airport that would be cheaper to operate than the semi-permanent Albert Park circuit.

“I saw the speculation about it but I think the GP itself, they’re pretty happy with where they are so I don’t think it has gone any further than that (feasibility study),” Brumby, whose government picks up the losses of the annual Australian grand prix, told the Geelong Advertiser newspaper.

source: GMM