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Phuket tipped to be venue for Thai GP

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Phuket is likely to be the venue for Thailand's first Formula One race in 2015, Tourism and Sports Minister Somsak Pureesrisak said yesterday. 

The ministry has scrapped the plan to hold the event at Ratchadamnoen Avenue after protests by environmentalists and residents, he said.

It is also against the law to organise a motor racing event in inner Bangkok, according to Somsak.

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