Avalon eyed for F1 track

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

GRAND Prix boss Ron Walker says Avalon on the out­skirts of Mel­bourne will now be the fo­cus for a per­ma­nent For­mula One track in a bid to re­tain the race af­ter 2015. Walker said he would speak to the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment af­ter this week­end’s Aus­tralian race to in­ves­ti­gate the pos­si­bil­ity of stag­ing the event on a ded­i­cated cir­cuit near Avalon air­port. For­mula One supremo Bernie Ec­cle­stone ex­pressed en­thu­si­asm for stag­ing the round on a pur­pose-built track to avoid the con­stant crit­i­cism of its cost to the state tax­payer.

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