Bernie Ecclestone attends the world premiere of Rush in central London. (Photo: Getty Images)

attends the world premiere of Rush in central London. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone says that the Azerbaijan capital of Baku will host a Grand Prix within the next two years.

Flavio Briatore was reportedly involved in brokering the deal.

“We’re going to Azerbaijan,” Ecclestone was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “The people out there are talking about holding a race in 2015. That may be a bit soon — unless it’s at the end of the season, that’s a possibility. But 2016 is more likely.”

Baku hosted a non-championship GT street race in 2012, organised by the Berlin-based City Challenge organisation. Last year it was the venue of the final round of the FIA GT championship, utilizing a longer 4.3kms track.

Tags: ,