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   Friday, 10 January, 2003, 15:22 GMT
German comeback for Cart
Eurospeedway Lausitz
Eurospeedway Lausitz will again host Champ Car racing
The US-based Cart series will race in Germany again next year, after a year's absence caused by financial problems at the Lausitzring oval track.

Cart made its debut at the track near Berlin in 2001, but last year's event was cancelled when the circuit ran into a funding crisis.

But organisers have given this year's race the green light and say that last year's tickets will still be valid.

"With its two-mile superspeedway, EuroSpeedway Lausitz is one of the most impressive and modern motor-racing circuits in the world," said Cart's chief executive officer Chris Pook.

"When we didn't return in 2002, the drivers and teams lamented the fact we did not go back to such a spectacular facility.

"The co-operation we experienced from the EuroSpeedway staff in the premiere year, 2001, was exemplary despite the tragic events that had just occurred on September 11.

"Almost 150,000 spectators demonstrated that Champ Car racing has a great number of fans in Germany and we will give them every reason to return to see us in 2003."

The German 500 will take place at the EuroSpeedway on 10-11 May, one week after the Brands Hatch event in Kent.

That replaces the event at the Rockingham oval near Corby in Northants, which has turned its back on Cart after failing to make a profit on its races in 2001 and 2002.

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