The Back Straight at Bahrain

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Organizers canceled this weekend’s GP2 Asia race due to the civil unrest in Bahrain. It has been reported that police and the military fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up thousands of demonstrators at the Pearl Roundabout; three deaths have been reported. The GP2 Asia organizers released the following statement:

“Following the current events in Bahrain, at the request of the Bahrain Motorsport Federation, it has been decided that the remainder of the meeting which was supposed to take place this week at Bahrain International Circuit is cancelled due to force majeure.” (SOURCE: gp2series.com News Room)

The current development cast considerable doubt that the Grand Prix will take place as scheduled March 13th. The F1 teams are scheduled to begin a test at the circuit on March 3rd.