Champ Car to Race in China

OWRS, the organisers of the Champ Car series, announced today that they have signed an agreement to hold a race in Beijing, China in 2006

Champ Car to Race in China

A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed with Beijing officials to hold the first ever Champ Car race in China next year as a part of an expansion of the series. It will be the third race to be run on the Pacific Rim, following the existing Surfers Paradise, Australia race and the new for 2005 race in South Korea.

"This is a major step forward for the Champ Car World Series as we continue to establish our presence in the Asian markets," said series co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven. "We believe these markets are fundamental to our series growth and future success.

"Adding an exciting new event in China to go with races in Korea and Australia solidifies our presence in a very important region of the world."

Mr. Zhang Junyu, Secretary General of the Beijing Auto and Motor Sports Association noted: "As the capital city of China and the host city of 2008 Olympics, Beijing has now become a city with economic prosperity and steady improvements, as well as the best market for automobile races.

"Beijing is not only a city with auto manufacturing plants and purchasing power, but also a city with the best and most professional racing teams, drivers, and fans in China. The city is now working towards becoming an international sports center, and to hold world-renowned auto races is an important part towards accomplishing that goal."

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