June 9, 2011 / 11:13 PM / 8 years ago

Motor racing-Bahrain accepts cancellation of Grand Prix

LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - Bahrain Grand Prix organisers accepted the cancellation of their postponed Formula One race on Thursday after teams objected to it being rescheduled in October.

“Whilst Bahrain would have been delighted to see the Grand Prix progress on October 30th ... it has been made clear that this fixture cannot progress and we fully respect that decision,” circuit chairman Zayed Alzayani said in a statement.

“We want our role in Formula One to continue to be as positive and constructive as it has always been, therefore, in the best interest of the sport, we will not pursue the rescheduling of a race this season,” he added.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ian Ransom; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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