The World Touring Car Championship has confirmed that its new Chinese date in 2011 will take place at the Guangdong circuit
The championship's visit to China had been announced when the provisional calendar was unveiled in September, but the choice of venue was still to be finalised.
Guangdong International Circuit is a 1.740-mile track, 40 kilometres from China's third-largest city Guangzhou. It was opened in mid-2009, and the WTCC will be the first major international series to visit it.
Bamboo Chevrolet driver Darryl O'Young carried out a demonstration run at the track with one of the works Cruzes during last weekend's Chinese Touring Car Championship event as a precursor to the WTCC announcement.
WTCC promoter Marcello Lotti said: "When we launched the WTCC, reaching the Asian market was one of our priorities.
"The first step was to include in our calendar a traditional and very popular event like the Macau Grand Prix, then we added Japan and now we are pleased to crown this approach with the further addition of an event in Mainland China."
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