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New FIA Grade 1-spec circuit launched in Hungary

A new FIA Grade 1-specification circuit named Balaton Park has been completed and launched in Hungary, following investment of over 200million ($217m). The circuit has taken four years to build and is located just over 50 miles from Budapest, near Lake Balaton – a major holiday destination in the country. Describing it as the “highest FIA standard race track to be built in Central Europe for over 15 years”, the circuit’s management held a press event to launch the track, with former Formula 1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella testing out the 4.115km (2.557-mile) circuit. “Driving Balaton Park Circuit for the first time, I was impressed by its character,” Fisichella said. “The track...
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