Should NSW have tried harder? Australia axed as an A1GP venue AAP - June 10, 2008, 4:11 pm Team Australia boss Alan Jones is determined to resurrect Australia as an A1GP host after Sydney's Eastern Creek was dumped from the list of venues for the 2008-09 season. Eastern Creek and Brno in the Czech Republic have been dropped from the calendar, which starts in Italy's Mugello on September 21. Jones blamed the NSW Government for not fighting hard enough to retain the venue on the calendar after Sydney's Eastern Creek hosted a race in each of the first three A1GP seasons. "The fact of the matter is that A1 has been increasing in its interest internationally over the last three years," Jones told AAP.