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Commenting article: Bulgaria's Future Formula One Track to Have Unique Asphalt Heating

Bulgaria's future Formula One circuit will be unique in that it is designed to have a heating of the asphalt covering, the head of the Bulgarian Motorcycling Federation Bogdan Nikolov told Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) in an exclusive interview.

"The great thing about our project for hosting Formula One races is that we will have a kind of a monopoly since the Bulgarian Formula One circuit will be the first in the world with heating of the asphalt layer, sort-of like central heating of the asphalt covering. This means that all companies producing tires will be eager to use our track in order to test their tires. On our track they will not be dependent on the atmospheric conditions to test their tires at various temperatures," Nikolov explained.

If the talks for the forming of the international consortium and the role of the Bulgarian government work out, FIA head Bernard Ecclestone should be expected in Sofia to sign the contract for the Bulgarian Grand Prix as of 2012 between November 15 and December 15, Nikolov said. Bulgaria is also expected to host a Moto GP race on the same track in 2012.

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#1
Highlander - 28 Oct 2010 // 11:35:06

If the talks for the forming of the international consortium and the role of the Bulgarian government work out, FIA head Bernard Ecclestone should be expected in Sofia to sign the contract for the Bulgarian Grand Prix as of 2012 between November 15 and December 15, Nikolov said.

Yes, of course Bernie will be thrilled to come and sign the contract in December.
I strongly suggest Sofia News to contact Mr. Ecclestone directly for a comment.
He is known to be a hard-line business man and he would certainly be interested in signing a contract with a consortium that has not raised a cent to invest- only wild intentions.

But then there are some ifs and reservations here- and that is the best part of the project.

#2
DrFaust - 1 Nov 2010 // 06:56:22

That's just another one of the many investment 'projects' in Bulgaria that will never materialize.

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