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Tuesday, 16 July, 2002, 23:10 GMT 00:10 UK
German 500 cancelled
Alex Zinardi lost his legs in last year's race
Alex Zinardi lost his legs in last year's race
This year's German 500, one of Cart's two European races, has been cancelled by promoters.

The Indianapolis-based open-wheel circuit said the race scheduled for 21 September would not now take place.

Cart said the organisers are not in position to host the event due to EuroSpeedway's insolvency filing earlier this month.

"Germany is an important market and we are disappointed the race will not be held," said Cart president Christopher R. Pook.

"But the only proposed solution was basically for us to write a large check on top of the financial commitment we had already made.

"We will shift our European focus to other markets."

Cart will continue to race in Europe this season, again contesting the Rockingham 500 on 14 September.

Last year in Lausitz, Kenny Brack won the inaugural German 500, a race marred by a crash in which two-time former Cart champion Alex Zinardi lost his legs.

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