The authorities of the Chinese city of Qingdao plans to build the longest oval racetrack in the world. As the famous British journalist Joe Savard in his blog, the new superspeedway will be 15 percent more than the current record holder – autodrome in Indianapolis. In this capacity stands next track will be 500 thousands, as much as the “Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
According to the plans of organizers, a new race track will be regularly hosting a series of steps INDYCAR. In this case the construction of the oval to the American championship will carry the race through the streets of the port of Qingdao. In an interview with Autosport Commercial Director Terry INDYCAR Angshtadt acknowledged that negotiations with the Chinese.
“We will not make the official announcement as long as coordinate all the details – said Angshtadt. – I would give 90 per cent compared with 10 in favor of the Chinese stage INDYCAR place. But the discussion process takes time. ”
Three-million city of Qingdao is located on the coast of the Yellow Sea 555 kilometers from the capital, Beijing. In 2008, the Qingdao regatta took part in the Summer Olympics. Currently in China there is no oval tracks and racing series INDYCAR little known here. However, management hopes to attract new Qingdao fans.
This year’s American Cup INDYCAR holds two races outside of North America – held in the spring phase in Brazil, and at the end of September is scheduled arrival in Japan. According to sources Autosport, INDYCAR team enthusiastically embraced the idea of organizing the race in China. Traditionally, the oval autodrome serve as pilots body series NASCAR, but the possible arrival of the championship in Qingdao is not reported.