03 Jun '11, 2pm

Bahrain Grand Prix back on 2011 calendar

Bahrain Grand Prix back on 2011 calendar

The Bahrain Grand Prix, postponed from its original date earlier this season due to political turmoil and civil unrest in the Gulf state, will be staged later this year, organisers announced on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PARIS - THE Bahrain Grand Prix, postponed from its original date earlier this season due to political turmoil and civil unrest in the Gulf state, will be staged later this year, organisers announced on Friday. The decision to restage the race in Manama on Oct 30 was taken by Formula One's ruling body the FIA's World Motor Sport Council at a meeting in Barcelona. The green light was given after a visit by an FIA delegation to assess conditions in Bahrain this week. Zayed R. Alzayani, the Bahrain International Circuit chairman, welcomed the move. He said in a statement: 'As a country we have faced a difficult time, but stability has returned; with businesses ...

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