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MotoGP circuit being built in Wales?

£200m race track project in south Wales valleys

WALES has plans for their own MotoGP race with a new £200m circuit in the south valleys, according to the BBC.

The proposed circuit in Ebbw Vale would have the potential to host major series like the World Touring Car Championship and MotoGP.

Welsh government say they are in talks, but details remain confidential. Speaking to the BBC, spokesperson Paul Shackson said: "I can confirm that we are in detailed and very positive discussions with the Welsh government and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council about delivering a low carbon automotive centre of excellence in Blaenau Gwent.

"It would be of international importance, would transform the region and bring thousands of new jobs.

"Crucially though, it's not just about a new motor sport facility, there would be a substantial amount of investment in high-tech research and development that would really place south Wales on the map of the UK automotive sector.

"We're hoping discussions will be concluded fairly soon and we can then reveal full details."

The provisional location for the circuit is at the Rassau industrial estate on the Heads of the Valley road. However no planning application has been made yet, but the Welsh Automobile Forum say the scheme is credible as the developers have 'good contacts in the motorsport world'.