The inaugural Abu Dhabi grand prix day/night race, set to close the 2009 world championship, will be close to a Sunday sellout, according to Richard Cregan.

The inaugural Abu Dhabi grand prix day/night race, set to close the 2009 world championship, will be close to a Sunday sellout, according to Richard Cregan.

The former Toyota team manager, an Irishman, is now in charge of the new venue's management company, and he said on Sunday that he has been quite happy so far with ticket sales for the 1 November event.

"We had a good take off when we announced the sale of tickets. They did drop in between which usually happens, but picked up after that. We are almost sold out but not quite.

"There are still some tickets available. We are expecting 50,000 people on race day," said Cregan.

 

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