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Ecclestone gives go-ahead for Bahrain Grand Prix

Motorsport's governing body, the FIA, says the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead next weekend after saying it is satisfied that all the proper security measures are in place.

Motorr racing correspondent James Allen told the Today programme's Rob Bonnet that it was given the go ahead following a meeting with Formula One team officials to discuss the Bahrain Formula One race at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone had previously said that he was unable to force teams to participate in this month's Bahrain Grand Prix following a fresh outbreak of violence in the Gulf state.

There have been ongoing clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in the country which had put the race into question.

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