Though they may have missed out on the Australian V8 Supercar Series visiting China this year after the Shanghai round of the series was delayed until next year, a delegation of Chinese dignitaries, businessmen, motorsport executives and media are visiting Australia this week to see what all the fuss is about for themselves.

The party of around 30 people including representatives of the Federation of Automobile Sports of the People's Republic of China (FASC), the Shanghai Automobile and Motor Sports Association (SAMSA) the Shanghai Greenland Group and the JinJiang International Group will attend the BigPond Grand Finale at Eastern Creek Raceway.

The series will race in China for the first time at the $500 million Shanghai International Circuit next June. The event will represent a major breakthrough in the history of Australian sport and will also be the country's largest single sporting export.

There will also be a representation of some 14 Chinese media from Shanghai TV, Shanghai Dragon TV who are all part of the Shanghai Media Group and journalists from major metropolitan newspapers.

During their visit the delegation will make several announcements regarding the detail of next year's event and outline China's expectations of the race.

They will also stage high level meetings with executives of the Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company (AVESCO), the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS), Australian host broadcaster Network 10 and the Queensland Government.

"This will be a significant visit in the forward planning for our debut in China," said AVESCO's CEO, Wayne Cattach.

"We are deeply honoured to be able to host these guests during the climax to our season to give them a taste of the colour, flair and fierce competitiveness of our great sport.

"The BigPond Grand Finale will be full of action with a twilight race on Saturday and two races on Sunday so the Chinese delegation will be able to see our sport first hand in a number of formats.

"Not only that they will also get the chance to take in the final of the Bartercard Miss V8 Supergirl competition and the sights of Sydney and the Gold Coast while they are here."