3 Jul 2009

Bulgaria wants F1 race

11:03 am on 3 July 2009

Bulgarian motorsport officials will meet Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone next week as they aim to try and secure a Grand Prix from 2011.

The Bulgarian Motorcycling Federation's grand prix organising committee chief Rumen Petkov has been invited by Ecclestone to the German Grand Prix.

The BMF have two projects for a circuit and want Ecclestone's opinion, with the town of Pleven being a likely venue.

Bulgaria has already signed a deal to host MotoGP motorbike racing from 2012.

The country is also on the provisional schedule for the 2010 World Rally Championship.

The German GP is at the Nurburgring between the 10th and 12th of July.