DTM confirms Chinese race in Guangzhou for 2014
The DTM organisation has confirmed the venue for the Chinese race next year: a street circuit in Guangzhou.
“I’m delighted that we succeeded – in cooperation with our Chinese partners – in finding the suiting area for a spectacular street circuit that will host the DTM race in September 2014,” said ITR e.V. Chairman Hans Werner Aufrecht.
The race will be held from 26th to 28th of September next year, marking the third time DTM races in China.
“To date, we have contested two DTM races, in China, and we have an obligation. In our previous races in China, we didn’t deliver on the top level and therefore, it’s about time for us to provide top motor racing in China, too. I’m convinced that we will be able to do so and thrill the Chinese motor-racing enthusiasts,” said Aufrecht.
DTM last raced in China in 2010, with Gary Paffett as race winner in Shanghai, and the first race, a non-championship round, was held in 2004, also in Shanghai and with Paffett as winner.
“I’m looking forward to seeing DTM race on the streets of Guangzhou in 2014. We wanted to race in Guangdong province because the people there have a good understanding of, and have developed an unrivalled passion for motorsports. Guangdong is also close to Hong Kong, and motorsports fans there will come to Guangzhou to experience DTM”, said Maggie Ip, Chairman of Brilliant Culture Group Co. Ltd.