Change of venue for Moscow Blancpain Sprint Series event

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Change of venue for Moscow Blancpain Sprint Series event
Jun 12, 2015, 2:47 PM

All preparations for the race have therefore been ordered to stop.

#83 Bentley Team HTP Bentley Continental GT3: Tom Dillman, Jules Szymkowiak
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#88 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 R-EX: Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Peter Kox
#70 GT Russian Team Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Alexei Karachev, Bernd Schneider

Due to a decision by the Moscow city authorities important construction work at the site of the Moscow university - which is also the site where the street circuit for the Blancpain Sprint Series event was planned - has been advanced by several weeks and is due to start immediately. All preparations for the race have therefore been ordered to stop.

Since the Blancpain Sprint Series event is only a couple of weeks away, it has been impossible for the promoter to get all the authorisations necessary for another location in the city centre.

Therefore, the only alternative remaining to maintain the event on the calendar is to move the 2015 event to Moscow Raceway. The program of the race will be compressed into a two-day event (Friday and Saturday), with a Gala dinner and after-party event to be organised in the city centre afterwards. Korsa Media, who has been the promoter of several high level events at Moscow Raceway, is confident they can attract large crowds thanks to a massive promotion.

More information on the change of venue will be given during the Moscow press conference next Tuesday.

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Event Moscow
Location Moscow Raceway
Article type Breaking news