11 Nov 2011

IndyCar to race in China

10:26 am on 11 November 2011

IndyCar will stage its first race in China next August on a temporary street circuit in Qingdao.

The race will be hosted at the site of 2008 Beijing Olympic sailing events, a Yellow Sea coastal city of 8.7 million people between Beijing and Shanghai.

IndyCar's only prior Asian venue was in Japan although there were many races in Australia.

The series also announced that other races outside the United States will return to Toronto and Edmonton in Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil.