FIA GT1 holds demonstration on Beijing streets
|Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 15:04 GMT|
The FIA GT1 series says it is weighing up a future street race in Beijing after staging a demonstration run on the city streets to mark the end of its Chinese double header.
The championship travelled to Ordos, Inner Mongolia, at the start of September for the eighth round of the season, before heading to Goldenport Park Circuit - a stand-in for the cancelled round at Curitiba - in Beijing a week later.
As a celebration of the double-header, the series then held a street demonstration, including an exhibition race and pit stop challenge, on a street course which took in the iconic Bird's Nest stadium and nearby Water Cube aquatic centre.
Over 50,000 fans thronged the streets, bolstering GT1's plans to return to the principality for an official street race, possibly as early as 2012.
A video of the demonstration can be seen here.