The WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup is made up our minds to talk over with the Ningbo World Speedpark from November 6-7 because the made-for-great-racing track prepares to host WTCR Dash of China for the third time.
It follows the signing of an settlement between venue owner MiTime Crew and WTCR promoter Eurosport Events.
Inaugurated in 2017, the 4.010-kilometre structure has consistently delivered action-packed leisure, before the entire lot from the FIA World Touring Automobile Championship ahead of the WTCR got here on movement in 2018.
At some point soon of two visits by the WTCR, three drivers have won races, while eight others have visited the podium, including prime Chinese language racer Ma Qinghua, who positioned 2nd in Dash 1 in 2019.
There became extra motive for home social gathering that one year when Yvan Muller took a prefer double for Cyan Racing Lynk & Co.
Xavier Gavory, WTCR Director, Eurosport Events, said: “The likelihood of the WTCR returning to the Ningbo World Speedpark is awfully thrilling and means the calendar for the 2021 season is now total. The track’s accomplish promotes great racing, the services and products are to a excessive typical and we are able to rely on the solid make stronger of our accomplice MiTime Crew to ship a necessary-class occasion.”
Weng Xiaodong, President, MiTime Crew, said: “It is a milestone moment that MiTime Crew, which has been devoted to motorsports since 2005, would possibly possibly work along with Eurosport Events to create the FIA WTCR occasion return to China conceivable. We are very confident to create it the handiest WTCR occasion in history. And as Chengdu Tianfu World Speedpark, an FIA grade 2 circuit and a 2nd MiTime track in China, will possible be do into employ in the first half of subsequent one year, we’re furthermore taking a search for forward to the doable of meeting the FIA WTCR drivers and groups in Chengdu in due direction.”
WTCR Dash of China is scheduled as rounds 13 and 14 of the 2021 WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup in between the races at Inje Speedium in South Korea and Macau. The three events are dependent on restrictions affecting worldwide bound and freight movement being eased. Nonetheless, if they fabricate uncover the fairway gentle then this would possibly possibly possibly also imprint the WTCR’s return to a attach synonymous with FIA World Touring Automobile racing.
Ningbo World Speedpark in 100 phrases
Positioned in Chunxiao in the snappy-expanding Beilun coastal building finish to Ningbo − a serious port and industrial metropolis with a inhabitants of larger than seven million − in Zhejiang province, the track opened in time for WTCC Dash of China in October 2017 following bigger than a one year of construction work at a fee of 950-million CNY (122 million euros). It runs in an anti-clockwise route, is between 12-18 metres in width and capabilities 22 turns. Esteban Guerrieri and Néstor Girolami shared the wins in 2017, ahead of Thed Björk took a victory in 2018 to imprint the appearance of WTCR.
WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup 2021 calendar:
- Rounds 1 and a pair of: WTCR Dash of Germany, Nürburgring Nordschleife: June 3-5
- Rounds 3 and 4: WTCR Dash of Portugal, Vila Proper: June 26-27
- Rounds 5 and 6: WTCR Dash of Spain, MotorLand Aragón: July 10-11
- Rounds 7 and 8: WTCR Dash of Italy, Adria World Raceway: July 31-August 1
- Rounds 9 and 10: WTCR Dash of Hungary, Hungaroring: August 21-22
- Rounds 11 and 12: WTCR Dash of South Korea, Inje Speedium: October 16-17
- Rounds 13 and 14: WTCR Dash of China, Ningbo World Speedpark: November 6-7
- Rounds 15 and 16: WTCR Dash of Macau, Circuito da Guia: November 19-21