For the second time in the last five years, it appears an INDYCAR race in China may be on the horizon.
Mark Miles, CEO of INDYCAR’s parent company Hulman & Co., confirmed that the series has had discussions about a potential race in China in a Monday release. The race would follow the regular season finale at Sonoma Raceway, and would be a non-Championship event.
The statement reads:
“For many months INDYCAR has participated in discussions regarding a non-Championship event in the Fengtai District of Beijing, China. If scheduled, this race would occur in October following the conclusion of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. At this point, arrangement for this event have not been finalized and a number of important issues must be resolved before such an event can be added to the schedule. INDYCAR is pleased with the amount of interest in China and the substantial effort that has been made to try to make this proposed event a reality. We would hope to share any news on whether this event will occur by early June.”
This isn’t the first time INDYCAR has looked into a race in China. A race in Qingdao was at one point planned to be held in 2012, but the event was ultimately cancelled.
More details about the potential race in China can be found at Motorsport.com.
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