Speedcar: Series Dubai cancelled race two notes

Race 2 at Dubai Autodrome cancelled due to unusual rain Heavy rain hit Dubai late on Friday night causing floods in and around the Dubai Autodrome. Speedcar Series' second race to be held on Saturday afternoon along with GP2 Asia Series and GT3...

Race 2 at Dubai Autodrome cancelled due to unusual rain

Heavy rain hit Dubai late on Friday night causing floods in and around the Dubai Autodrome. Speedcar Series' second race to be held on Saturday afternoon along with GP2 Asia Series and GT3 at the Grand Racing event has therefore been cancelled.

The Dubai Autodrome released an official statement this morning stating that the weather conditions had forced officials to cancel the final race day. The FIA and Stewards of the meeting confirmed the same in a statement that read, "Following a track inspection by the race directors of the FIA GT3 Championship, GP2 Asia Series and Speedcar Series, it is their collective view that the volume of water on the track and the likelihood of there being any improvement during the day would make it impossible to run the races safely."

Hamish Brown, Dubai Autodrome General Executive commented on the situation, "We accept and agree with the decision of the Stewards and the FIA to cancel the final day of Grand Racing. It is a sad situation as we know thousands of fans were looking forward to this final day, numerous teams and their personnel have out in a big effort to be here to race and of course a large number of support staff have been on hand to make this event possible."

Speedcar Series will race next at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain on January 22-24, 2009.

-credit: speedcarseries.com

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