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New Chinese track gets Superleague

Superleague Formula at the NurburgringAUTOSPORT can reveal that Superleague Formula will become the first international racing series to christen the new Ordos International Circuit in October as the first leg of a Chinese double-header.

The event will be Superleague's first foray outside Europe in its third year of competition, and the Ordos event will take place on 2-3 October, with a further round taking place at an undisclosed venue a week later. The Chinese races will form the 10th and 11th rounds of the now 12-event series.

Ordos, which is in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is the first circuit to be designed and built in its entirety by the Chinese, at a cost of 66 million, and will be homologated to FIA Level Two track status according to simulations. Its first car race is scheduled to be a round of the Chinese Touring Car Championship in September.

The 2.3-mile track has 18 corners and is scheduled to be finished this month, ready for its final track inspection.

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