- 2 Jul 2013 9:00 AM
The objective of the cooperation of the state companies is to let even those living far away from the circuit travel to the Hungarian Grand Prix. The fans buying discount tickets can therefore travel to the race from every part of the country free of charge on the last Sunday of July.
The offer may be used on the regular services of MÁV-START Zrt., on the previously designated regular train services of GYSEV Zrt. and on the services of Volánbusz connecting to the trains. The metro lines, certain HÉV (district railway) sections and the Volánbusz services from Árpád Bridge may be utilised free of charge in Budapest.
Speeches at the press conference were delivered by Zsuzsa Németh, Minister for National Development, Péter Márton, CEO of Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt. Zsolt Gyulay, President and CEO of Hungaroring Sport Zrt. and Péter Gerstl, Managing Director of Ostermann Forma 1 Kft.
Zsuzsa Németh described Hungaroring Sport Zrt. as a good example of responsible asset management, careful professional control and long term state support. The increase of the share of the state in the ownership proves that because of the favourable national economic impact of the sports events the Government is determined to develop Hungaroring, said the Minister. According to the plans the Minister for National Development will sign the contract prolongation on organising the Hungarian Grand Prix between 2017 and 2021 with Bernie Ecclestone at the weekend of the race in July.
Zsolt Gyulay and Péter Márton emphasised that the state companies expressly sought the cooperation opportunities, in which, in addition to national economic considerations, common social roles also played a key part.
After the press conference Zsuzsa Németh solemnly opened the new ambulance building of Hungaroring.