The ninth race meeting of the 2017 TCR International Series will take place at Zhejiang International Circuit on October 7th and 8th.
A three-year agreement was signed today in Shanghai between TCR promoter Marcello Lotti and the circuit founder and owner Kevin Jiang. The TCR International Series will share the bill with the freshly-launched TCR China.
The Zhejiang Circuit is the latest of China’s modern racetracks and is located in Shaoxing, a city with a population of five million that lies some 190 kilometres South of Shanghai. The circuit is about a 30-minute drive from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, making it convenient for both national and international guests.
Construction began in 2013, with the contractor company Apex, its co-consultant group URS Corporation and Ridge & Partners LLP and local Design institutes HHG and SMEDI working in close cooperation. The master plan provided the design of a 3.2km FIA Grade 2 race circuit and infrastructure, including a medical centre, an 814m FIA-CIK compliant kart circuit, a multi-use pit building and an award-winning boutique hotel (Cachet Boutique Zhejiang Circuit), restaurants, commercial areas and conference facility.
“We are excited to bring the TCR International Series back to China after a one-year break, especially because we will visit China’s brand new, state-of-the art circuit. Zhejiang Circuit may be the latest of China’s permanent racetracks, but for sure it is one of the most impressive in terms of its layout and facilities and services,” said Lotti.
Kevin Jiang echoed: “We are extremely proud to welcome the TCR International Series to our brand new circuit. We are also confident that together, TCR International and TCR China will treat the local fans to a great show.”