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Bulgaria keen to host grand prix

Bernie Ecclestone
Ecclestone will discuss Bulgaria's F1 chances at the German Grand Prix

Bulgarian motorsport officials will meet Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone next week as they aim to try to secure a grand prix from 2011.

The Bulgarian Motorcycling Federation's (BMF) grand prix organising committee chief Rumen Petkov has been invited by Ecclestone to the German Grand Prix.

The BMF have two projects for a circuit and want Ecclestone's opinion, with the town of Pleven being a likely venue.

Bulgaria has already signed a deal to host MotoGP motorbike racing from 2012.


The country is also on the provisional schedule for the 2010 World Rally Championship.

"We submitted a plan a few months ago which was considered by F1 management," said BMF president Bogdan Nikolov.

"According to the draft, Bulgaria could sign a contract to host a race between 2011 and 2015 and there's an option for a contract extension until 2020."

The German GP is at the Nurburgring between the 10 and 12 July.

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