Circuit introduction

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Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC for short) was built in 1996 and is the first permanent international circuit in China. The track is 4.3 kilometers long and has 14 corners. It is a very challenging high-speed track.

  • Turn 1: It is a high-speed right turn. After the start, multiple cars will approach this turn at a very high speed at the same time;
  • Turn 3: It is a high-speed right turn that tests the driver's courage and handling skills;
  • Turn 4: It is a high-difficulty, heavy-braking, rapid left turn with an opportunity to overtake;
  • Turns 9 and 10: It is a combination of two consecutive 90-degree left-turns. Drivers must prepare a battle strategy in advance;
  • Turn 14: It is the corner where the car returns to the starting grid, and it is also the highest speed corner on the entire track.

The fastest lap record at Zhuhai Circuit is 1:22.296, made by Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans race car.

Facilities in Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC):

  • There are 40 5M×18M pit garages in line with international standards in the pit building;
  • The race control center, responsible for the management of the event, is equipped with a monitoring and communication network covering the entire venue, which can quickly and directly command and flexibly adjust all operations within the venue;
  • ZIC also has facilities such as a media center that can accommodate about 200 people from all walks of life, and a press conference room that can accommodate nearly 100 people;
  • There are also professional facilities such as an air ambulance helipad, a medical center, a scrutineering center, a gas station, and a grandstand that can meet the requirements of hosting international events;
  • There are more than 10 VIP rooms and VIP suites with excellent views on the 2-5 floors of the pit building, which can entertain about 700 VIPs;
  • The track can accommodate a total of 60,000 spectators to enjoy the exciting races.

Fastest laps:

Time: 1:22.296

Vehicle type: LM P1

Vehicle: Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

Driver: Franck Montagny / Stephane Sarrazin

Team: Peugeot Sport

Date: 7 November 2010

Average speed: 188.9 km/h

Time: 1:24.703

Vehicle type:A1 GP

Vehicle: Lola-Zytek

Driver: Oliver Jarvis

Team: Team GB

Date: 15 December 2007

Average speed: 182.8 km/h

Time: 1:29.231

Vehicle type:LM P2

Vehicle: Oreca-Nissan

Driver: Franck Mailleux / Lucas Ordonez / Jean Karl Vernay

Team: Signatech-Nissan Racing

Date: 11 November 2011

Average speed: 173.5 km/h

Time: 1:31.691

Vehicle type:GT1

Vehicle: Ferrari 550 Maranello

Driver: Pedro Lamy / Gabriele Gardel

Team: Larbre Competition

Date: 23 October 2005

Average speed: 168.8 km/h

Time: 1:34.888

Category: Audi R8 LMS杯

Vehicle: Audi R8 LMS

Driver: Alex Yoong

Team: Audi Teda Racing

Date: 21 March 2015

Average speed: 163.140 km/h

Time: 1:35.084

Category: GT3 / GTC

Vehicle: Ferrari 458 Italia

Driver: Steve Wyatt / Michele Rugolo / Andrea Bertolini

Team: AF Corse

Date: 13 October 2013

Average speed: 162.8 km/h

Time: 1:35.498

Category: Formula Renault

Vehicle: Formula Renault 2.0

Driver: Yuki Shiraishi

Team: Champ Motorsports

Date: 10 December 2011

Average speed: 162.1 km/h

Time: 1:35.973

Category: GT2

Vehicle: Ferrari F430 GT

Driver: Andrew Kirkaldy / Phil Quaife / Pierre Ehret

Team: CRS Racing

Date: 7 November 2010

Average speed: 162.0 km/h


Time: 1:33.972

Category: SS1,000

Vehicle: Yamaha R1

Rider: Mark Aitchison

Team: Yamaha Man Lee Tat Racing

Date: 17 September 2016

Average speed: 164.730 km/h

Time: 1:37.644

Category: SS600

Vehicle: Yamaha YZF-R6

Rider: Mohd Zamri Baba

Team: Petronas Hong Leong Yamaha Racing

Date: 2011年10月16日

Average speed: 158.54 km/h


Time: 1:37.687

Category: Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

Vehicle: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

Driver: Earl Bamber

Team: Craft Nexus Racing

Date: 3 May 2013

Average speed: 158.465 km/h

Time: 1:38.162

Category: Formula Masters China

Vehicle: Tatuus Volkswagen

Driver: Aidan Wright

Team: Team Meritus

Date: 12 May 2013

Average speed: 157.7 km/h

Time: 1:38.780

Category: Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia

Driver: Zen Low Suan Chuan/Afiq Yazid

Team: Primus

Date: 20 September 2014

Average speed: 156.711 km/h

Time: 1:40.969

Category: Ferrari Asian Challenge

Vehicle: Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO

Driver: Renaldi Hutasoit

Date: 21 June 2015

Average speed: 153.314 km/h

Time: 1:45.458

Category: Asia Talent Cup

Vehicle: Honda NSF250R Moto3™

Rider: Gerry Salim

Date: 18 September 2016

Average speed: 146.715 km/h

Time: 2:04.957

Category: Asia Dream Cup

Vehicle: Honda CBR 250R

Rider: Joshua Federick Hook

Date: 5 August 2012

Average speed: 123.88 km/h

Time: 2:09.783

Category: Underbone 115cc

Rider: Ahmad Afif Amran

Team: Petronas Hong Leong Yamaha Racing

Date: 6 October 2011

Average speed: 119.28 km/h

*According to FIA regulations, only laps completed in the race are considered for fastest laps, qualifying lap times are not considered.

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