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Racing at track in Bahrain called off

Updated: February 17, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A lower-tier open-wheel race in Bahrain was called off Thursday amid anti-government protests and a crushing response by riot police. The cancellation leaves in doubt next month's season-opening Formula One race at the same track.

The Bahrain Grand Prix is scheduled for March 13, with F1 workers due in the country 10 days earlier.

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone said he will wait until next week to decide whether to proceed with the race. He spoke ...

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