Frankie Cheng has predicted an action packed weekend of racing as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to the Zhuhai circuit in China for the first time.

The British F3 International Series runner, who last raced at Zhuhai back in 2002 while competing in Formula Renault, heads into the weekend predicting that the debuting circuit will provide some of the best racing on the schedule, with the youngster looking to give the home fans reason to cheer.

"It's not a difficult circuit to learn because no corners are blind," he said. "You arrive into a corner and you can see where the apex is so it's quite easy to know where your braking points are. In general it's quite a smooth circuit and I think the difference between a good lap time and the pole lap will be very close. Many of the corners are second gear corners followed by long straights so there should be lots of opportunities to overtake.

"The first corner will be pretty exciting and the last corner is quite quick - some drivers will try to make up time there so they might take risks and end up in the gravel."

Rookie driver Marchy Lee has past experience of the circuit as well and has also driven the venue in A1GP machinery after conducting a number of demonstration laps during the launch of the event back in September.

"Turn 14 is a good viewing spot for spectators as it's the fastest corner and leads into the long start/finish straight," he said. "It's always quite exciting at turn one too. Another good place to watch from is turn seven which is a hairpin corner, so you should get to see the cars fighting for position and passing each other there."

 

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