Goldenport Park Circuit

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Goldenport Park Circuit
Goldenport Circuit.svg
Goldenport Circuit
Location Beijing, China
Time zone UTC+8
Major events China Superbike Championship, FIA GT1 World Championship
Length 2.40 km (1.49 mi)
Website www.goldenport.com.cn
China Superbike Championship at Goldenport Park Circuit.

Goldenport Park Circuit (simplified Chinese: 北京金港国际赛车场; traditional Chinese: 北京金港國際賽車場) is a permanent circuit in Jinzhanxiang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, People's Republic of China (10 km North of Beijing)[1] designed by Australian Michael McDonough.[2] The circuit was opened in December, 2001 and the development also includes a 4X4 Course,[3][4] a cinema, a motel and a trading place named as "Auto Mall" trading new and second hand cars.[5]

It held the Beijing round of China Circuit Championship (CCC)[6] for touring cars and China Superbike Championship (CSBK). The circuit became a replacement round of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship season after the Curitiba round had been cancelled. The race took place the week after the round held in Ordos, which is also located in China.

In 2014, Goldenport was added to the 2014 World Touring Car Championship season calendar after logistics regarding shipping for overseas rounds forced the FIA to remove the United States race at Sonoma Raceway in California, and add the third Chinese race (Shanghai and Macau are the other two).

The circuit

The circuit is 2.4 km (1.49 mi) long[7] in distance with the width between 12m – 20m. It is a FIA Class 4 Homologated Circuit with 2 grandstands and 25 pit garages.[8] The circuit has a very smooth surface and very little grip on several sections.[9]

References

  1. ^ "21 May 2010 - 23 May 2010 Goldenport Circuit, China". afos.com. n.d. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  2. ^ "北京金港国际赛车场介绍". jhpww.com. 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ "北京金港国际赛车场介绍". jhpww.com. 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  4. ^ "北京金港国际赛车场". eemap.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2011-10-06.
  5. ^ "北京金港国际赛车场". eemap.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2011-10-06.
  6. ^ "北京金港国际赛车场介绍". jhpww.com. 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  7. ^ http://media.gt1world.com/eventdetail.php?season=2012&event=5. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Goldenport Park Circuit". asianf3.net. 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
  9. ^ "21 May 2010 - 23 May 2010 Goldenport Circuit, China". afos.com. n.d. Archived from the original on 18 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29.

External links

  • Official website
  • Map and circuit history at RacingCircuits.info

Coordinates: 40°00′55″N 116°33′41″E / 40.015198°N 116.561286°E / 40.015198; 116.561286

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