Motorsport track in Ħal Far to be completed in 18 months after being approved – PM
During a Cabinet meeting at the Ta’Qali basketball pavilion, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced that car and motorcycle enthusiasts will in the coming future have a new high-level motorsport track.
Through an investment of €20 million, €16 million will be spent to build the track and another €4 million to refurbish the existing facilities in Ħal Far. The project will make it possible for motorsport enthusiasts to have a place where to practice and compete in this sporting discipline.
The motorsport track will be built around the quarter of a mile track in Ħal Far on government land in the development area.
Speaking to journalists, the Prime Minister said that the track’s plans are ready and that the official application was presented to the Planning Authority on Monday afternoon. Once the plans are approved, the track’s building will be completed by 18 months’ time.
Dr Abela stated that mitigation measures were also taken so that Birżebbuġa residents are not negatively affected as the designs were amended more than once to protect the interests of residents.
During this evening’s official launching of the project, the Motorsport Federation President and European Dragracing champion Duncan Micallef said that in the future a motorsport school will be established through this project.
He said that the track will consist of karting, drag racing, circuit racing and drifting, while expressing the wish that events for static cars are also held.
Mr Micallef added that if works on the track are ready by November next year, in April 2023 Malta will be able to host the FIA European Drag Racing Championship international event.
The conference was also addressed, among others, by Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Clifton Grima and Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities, Alex Muscat.
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