The Korean International Circuit has passed its FIA inspection, meaning the race meeting will go ahead as planned on October 22nd-24th.
There had been doubts over the race as the FIA regulations require inspections to take place 90 days before a race. Korea’s inspection was delayed due to over-running construction work and the tarmac was only laid last weekend.
Yung Cho Chung, chairman of race organisers Korea Auto Valley Operation and the Korea Automobile Racing Association said:
We are delighted that all works are now finished to the complete satisfaction of the FIA, and we join the whole of Korea in welcoming the Formula 1 fraternity to the Korea International Circuit for the first time.
The KIC has been constructed to the highest standards, and will become the epicentre of motorsport in the country. We believe the 2010 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix will be the catalyst to ignite enormous interest in the sport across the nation.
Yung Cho Chung
FIA race director and safety delegate Charlie Whiting said:
It is satisfactory, and I will issue the license through KARA.
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