Motor Racing coming to Israel

Until now, the concept of a grand prix in Israel was sheer fantasy.

Motor racing in the country was all but non-existent thanks to legislation that failed to protect drivers and teams from normal road rules.

But in Jerusalem on Wednesday, parliament green-lighted the 'Sports Drivers Bill' that lifts the obstacles that hinder the development of motor sport in the country.

''It is absolutely crazy that until today Israel was one of only a few countries in the world where racing was forbidden by law,'' politician Ehud Rassabi told The Jerusalem Post.

Israeli rally driver Danny Levy admitted that a F1 track in Tel Aviv is a long term goal, but said 2005 Minardi test driver Chanoch Nissany proved that 'Israel is making a name for itself' on the world's racing stage.

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