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Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 15:54 GMT 16:54 UK
Monza cleared to host Italian GP
Juan Pablo Montoya, who won last year's Italian Grand Prix
Juan Pablo Montoya won last year's Italian Grand Prix at Monza
Monza has been given the go-ahead to host this season's Italian Grand Prix after the conclusion of a long-running row over noise pollution at the track.

The race had been under threat after a court ruled noise levels exceeded the legal limit and needed to be cut.

But it will now be run on 10 September after the regional council allowed a 30-day exemption to the ruling.

Monza has hosted every Italian Grand Prix since 1950 with the exception of 1980 when the race moved to Imola.

Judge Marco Manunta upheld a complaint by residents last November that their lives had become a living hell because of the annual race.

The Gazzetta dello Sport said he had called motor racing a "superfluous, dangerous and socially useless activity that had a major impact on the environment".

The circuit is co-owned by the municipalities of Monza and the nearby city of Milan.


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