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NOVEMBER 27, 2003

Regis aims to save French Grand Prix

Jacques Regis, the president of the Federation Francaise de Sport Automobile (FFSA) says that France's national sporting authority will do everything in his power to save the Grand Prix but needs to find $7m to guarantee the race. If that money can be found the federation could take over the running of the race and rent Magny-Cours for the occasion. The FFSA is looking to France's motor racing companies and to the government to raise the cash to pay the fee necessary for a race to take place. The federation has a deadline of December 12 to save the race as it must be organized by the time the FIA World Council meets in Monte Carlo.

Regis said that if the money cannot be found the race will be cancelled.