New Jersey promoter still expecting 2014 race

By on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New JerseyThe promoter of the American Grand Prix, Leo Hindery Jr, says he still expects a race around the streets of New Jersey to take place in 2014.

The event, which was originally set to join the sport this season, was not included on the provisional 21 race 2014 calendar that was distributed to teams at the Italian Grand Prix.

But Hindery says that their omission was to a sanctioning fee not being paid to the relevant US authorities, something which will be done, as scheduled, this Friday.

Once this payment is received, the World Motor Sport Council, set to meet at the end of next week, will be able to give the green light to the event.

"We never had any expectation of being on a preliminary schedule," Hindery told Sporting Life.

"But it took on a life of its own because so many of us are aspiring to be on the calendar that haven't been there before - ourselves, Russia, Mexico, and with Austria also returning."

"Bernie told us if we stayed consistent with the rules and applications then he would expect there to be a New Jersey race."

The event would likely take place in June, although the tightly packed calendar means that slotting the race in could be a challenge.

But Hindery insists he has taken the right course of action.

"Time-wise, we have done everything we have been told to do, and when to do it."

"The calendar decision will be made later this month, and although I can't guarantee anything, we fully expect to be on it."

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