The South African province Gauteng's new long-term sponsorship deal with BMW-Sauber does not mean the country is definitely set to return to the grand prix calendar.

The South African province Gauteng's new long-term sponsorship deal with BMW-Sauber does not mean the country is definitely set to return to the grand prix calendar.

However, the Gauteng Motor Sport Company (GMSC), established by the provincial government, is currently evaluating the possibility of a race, sport operation head Seipati Mangadi admitted on Tuesday.

"We have enlisted the services of an independent analyst to perform an economic-impact study on what such an event will bring to the province, and then we will make a decision," he said.

Before Christmas, the GMSC announced it was looking into organising a grand prix near Gauteng's capital Johannesburg.

 

 

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