2010 Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain declares three-month state of emergency

2011 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
2010 Bahrain Grand Prix

The likelihood of the Bahrain Grand Prix being held this year continues to diminish.

State television reported the country’s king has declared a state of emergency which will he says will last for three months.

Last week the FIA asked the Bahrain Motor Federation to declare by May 1st whether the race would be able to take place this year.

Yesterday the country brought in troops from neighbouring countries to suppress anti-government protests.

BBC News reported: “The nation’s armed forces chief has been authorised to take all measures to ‘protect the safety of the country and its citizens’, says the statement from the king.”

2011 Bahrain Grand Prix

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