London — Formula One wants to return to Africa, with the Moroccan city of Marrakesh and SA’s Kyalami circuit keen to host a race, commercial MD Sean Bratches said on Thursday. Rwanda and Nigeria have also expressed interest in fan festivals. “It’s a marketplace in which we would like to race,” Bratches said at a Sport Industry Breakfast Club event, two days after Formula One announced the return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in 2020 after a 35-year absence. Morocco and SA have hosted world championship grands prix in the past, Casablanca in 1958 and SA in East London in the 1960s and Kyalami 20 times between 1967 and 1993. “We race on five continents now and the last habitable continent that we don’t race in is Africa,” said Bratches. “We’ve been having very productive conversations in SA and to a lesser extent in Morocco about bringing a grands prix … we’re on it. It’s really important to us.” Bratches said there was a “high degree of interest” from Morocco in a circuit r...

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