Walter Kafitz, the boss of the German formula one circuit at the Nurburgring, has rejected suggestions the country could soon be permanently unrepresented on the sport's annual calendar.

Walter Kafitz, the boss of the German formula one circuit at the Nurburgring, has rejected suggestions the country could soon be permanently unrepresented on the sport's annual calendar.

The Nurburgring currently alternates the privilege of staging a single annual grand prix in Germany with Hockenheim.

But it has emerged that, without state support, Hockenheim will not host races in 2010 or beyond.

Although carrying similar financial losses, however, the Nurburgring is happy to continue to organise grands prix into the future, Kafitz told the German news agency SID.

"The Hockenheimring is clearly in a worse situation to us," he said.

He revealed that even in Hockenheim's absence, the Nurburgring will seek a new contract, covering the period beginning in 2011, to host formula one every two years.

"We regard a race every two years as a good compromise between the benefits to the region and what it costs us," Kafitz said.

 

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