D-50: Countdown to WTCR’s China double-header begins
The countdown to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO’s China double-header is underway with the first event – WTCR Race of China-Ningbo – starting in 50 days.
Scheduled for 28-30 September at Ningbo International Speedpark, the event will mark the resumption of the WTCR OSCARO title chase following the summer break.
Located in Chunxiao in the rapidly-expanding Beilun coastal development near Ningbo – a major port and industrial city with a population of more than seven million – in Zhejiang province, the 4.010-kilometre track opened in time for WTCC Race of China in October 2017 following more than a year of construction work at a cost of 950-million CNY (122 million euros).
Around 500 people were involved in turning what was a disused quarry into a state-of-the-art venue, which is built to FIA and FIM Grade 2 standards.
It runs in an anti-clockwise direction, is between 12-18 metres in width and features 22 turns.
Three WTCR OSCARO races will take place with Race 1 and Race 2 covering 13 laps and a distance of 52.13 kilometres, while Race 3 is 16 laps and 64.16 kilometres.
Following WTCR Race 0f China-Ningbo, the WTCR OSCARO entourage will head north to Wuhan where a revamped street track will provide the challenge from 5-7 October.