Suzuka to fill Fuji’s 2010 GP gap?

(GMM) With Fuji Speedway pulling off the 2010 calendar, attention is now turning to the possibility that Japan will not host a formula one race at all next year.

This October, the Japanese grand prix will return to Suzuka, but the popular circuit was scheduled to alternatively share the country's annual race with Fuji.

Suzuka, built by Honda in the 60s, is yet to comment on the news, but a spokesman for Fuji Speedway said: "It is not clear at this moment whether the 2010 (GP) will be hosted in Japan by others or be held in another country."

The Japanese news agency Kyodo said last week that Fuji's pullout could lead to Suzuka hosting the Japanese grand prix every year, despite the manufacturer no longer fielding its own F1 team.

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