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WTCR sets sail for China

2019-08-01T19:08:26+02:00July 29th, 2019|2019, WTCR Race of China 2019|

The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO is on route to China with a containership carrying cars, spares and equipment making its way from Antwerp in Belgium to Shanghai, where it’s due to dock on 27 August.

With the full support of the WTCR’s Official Logistics Partner DHL, the vessel is carrying 31 40’ high cube containers, with a further two containing Yokohama tyres and Panta race fuel to be loaded in Italy on route. The total weight of the containers is 218 tons.

After leaving Antwerp on 26 July, the Al Jmeliyah sailed to Southampton on the southern coast of the UK before heading to the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar.

The vessel will then enter the Red Sea via the Suez Canal before it journeys through the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Bengal. It will take approximately four days to navigate the Strait of Malacca between Indonesia and Malaysia, while it is estimated that it will take six days to sail the South China Sea ahead of the arrival in Shanghai. The journey is expected to take 31 days.

WTCR Race of China takes place from 13-15 September and is the first of a four-event visit to Asia for the season-closing race weekends in China, Japan, Macau and Malaysia. Updates on the journey will be posted here.