IndyCar Will Hold A Race In China For Next Season

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

The IZOD IndyCar Series will be brought to China for the first time in a race scheduled on August 19, 2012.

Held in Qingdao, China, located between Beijing and Shanghai, this coastal city has previously hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic sailing competitions. Until finances can provide for a proper racing circuit to be constructed, a 6.2 kilometer street course will designed for the event for the time being. Unfortunately, the addition to the IZOD IndyCar racing schedule will knock Japan’s Motegi circuit, previously the only race in Asia to hold a major American open-wheel series, off the list.

Motivation for IndyCar’s new schedule for next season has a lot to do with up-and-coming talent, Ho-Pin Tung, the first Chinese racing driver to participate in American open-wheel racing.

[Source: Autoblog]

Danny Choy
Danny Choy

More by Danny Choy

Join the conversation
 1 comment
  • Phillip Phillip on Nov 18, 2011

    Good to see that the councils in China are prepared to foster new activities and entertainment, now it is up to the people to support these activities,