F1's Ecclestone faces German bribery trial in late April

MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will stand trial on bribery charges in Munich, according to a statement from a German court.

"Under current planning, the main trial should start in late April," the Munich court said in a statement on Thursday.

Ecclestone, 82, was charged in July with bribing a German banker to smooth the sale of a stake in the motor racing business to private equity firm CVC eight years ago.

Ecclestone has denied wrongdoing and said he will fight to clear his name.

(Reporting by Joern Poltz; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Victoria Bryan)