Whiting happy with Valencia street circuit

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According to the Spanish newspaper 'El Pais', Charlie Whiting inspected and approved the construction of the 'Circuito Urbano de Valencia' this week. Whiting visited the much talked about street circuit around the Valencia port together with representatives of the event's promoters Valmor Sports, the Spanish motor racing federation and the regional government.

El Pais wrote: "Whiting praised the characteristics and the thoroughness with which (Valencia) is carrying out the construction."

One of the representatives of the Spanish motor racing federation added that Whiting was very pleased to see that the new urban circuit has "all the safety features that exist in permanent facilities."

Valencia, the third city of Spain, will organise the European Grand Prix for the very first time. The race, which sold out in 10 days, is scheduled for August.