IndyCar » No replacement for China, says IndyCar

The IZOD IndyCar Series will not be replacing the abandoned China street race and will instead remain at 15 races for the 2012 season, organisers have announced.

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GreenEnvy 22

June 26, 2012 3:12 AM

What was the government guy smoking? First off, all those thousands of people coming to town for the Indycar race would consume a lot of beer at the beer festival, increasing profits for everyone.
Now he's got no race, and also less people coming to the beer festival.

Sir Charles - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 4:43 PM

It's really hard to understand what the government was thinking. They had a signed contract in place, and the two events would compliment each other beautifully.

I'd like to see IndyCar make a China stop, but after getting burned by Qingdao they should look at a different location.

Gorbachov - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 4:58 AM

Cart series had an event in Zhuhai which attracted a lot of attention and a contract with the City but unfortunately as we know they went bust. This is the best city in China to hold a race it's besides Hong Kong and Macau and in the richest province of China. Not to mention Zhuhai has a permanent state of art track with GT1 races LMS races and many other events. Indycar should had gone with the obvious but I believe Qingdao promised them F1 money and greed took over from reason and now they have nothing. Make it a race in Zhuhai near to the Macau GP and you will have a great event in China!

Chris J - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 1:30 PM

While I think Indycar must stay true to its American roots and keep most of the rounds in the USA, I would love to see more international rounds in place. I was disappointed to see Motegi dropped, especially as many of the drivers liked the road course.

A replacement Asian round would be good at either China or Japan and I would like to see a European tour consisting of Rockingham (which could do with attracting a big name series), Eurospeedway Lausitz and maybe a road course round in either France or Spain.

I also think there would be a potential market for a race in Australia, especially as they have some of the biggest names in the championship, Power, Briscoe and you could also include Dixon since he's a Kiwi.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 2:29 PM

They could go to Le Mans Bugatti, they'd be sure to have a good audience and top notch facilities while the ACO would be pleased to have a prestigious open wheel series on board.

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