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The race is still struggling from severe financial problems though, a 180000 EUR budget hole opened up and it will take the race a couple of years to recover from that. The 2016 price money was paid last Friday but the organization was not able to pay last year's the travel costs of the teams. (I'm not quite sure why they would need to though)
If they made an agreement with (some of) the teams that they would cover (part of) their travel expenses, and they didn't, that looks bad. And makes the teams less likely to trust them financially and commit to coming to the race another time.

It's not the fault of the race here, they lost sponsorship and are doing their best to stay on course, but it puts them in a bad position.
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