Korean GP track to open on September 5th

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The organisers of the Korean Grand Prix have shrugged off speculation their inaugural race might be cancelled.

The Korean International Circuit is set to officially open on September 5th. In preparation for its first F1 race it will host the Asian Festival of Speed on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of September.

Formula BMW Asia and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will be among the first series to race on the track at that event, and the former will also appear at the Grand Prix weekend as a support race.

There have been concerns events outside the hands of the race organisers could have an effect on the October race. A diplomatic crisis between South Korea and North Korea following the sinking of a South Korean ship by a North Korean submarine has raised the possibility of military action.

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