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Jacarepagua’s Future In Doubt

Jacarepagua’s Future In Doubt

Jacarepagua Circuit, Rio de JaneiroPitpass are reporting this Wednesday morning that the future of South America’s Jacarepagua circuit is in doubt as the city of Rio de Janeiro plans to launch a bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. Built in 1978 on reclaimed marshland very close to the sea, Jacarepagua has hosted rounds of the Formula One world championship as well as Champ Car and MotoGP events. Ten Grands Prix have been held on the bumpy track, Alain Prost winning five, Nelson Piquet (whom the track was later renamed after) and Carlos Reutemann share two wins each and Nigel Mansell won the final meeting in 1989. It is said that the track will be demolished to make way for the Olympics should the city be successful with their bid.

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Oliver White

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