Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) (珠海國際賽車場) is located at Jin Ding town in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, China. Motorsport started in Zhuhai when it hosted a race on its street circuit in 1993, racing continued until 1996 when the motor racing circuit was constructed and became China’s first permanent motor race track with Formula One in mind. The circuit is designed by Australian company Kinhill Engineers Pty Ltd, the same group which created the Formula One circuit in Adelaide. The project manager for the project was Michael McDonough. The first international race held at the circuit was the BPR Global GT Series. The circuit soon became the hotbed of local motorsports with teams from Hong Kong and Macau setting up their bases inside the circuit garages.
The original circuit contained 16 corners. But corners 7, 8 and 9 were eliminated after a track change request from FIM and made into one corner.
The circuit is 4.3 kilometres (2.67 mi) long and has 14 turns. 9 of them are right turns and 5 are left turns and the circuit runs clockwise only. The shorter straight is 500 metres (0.31 mi) long. The longest straight is the start/finish straight which is 900 metres (0.56 mi) long and 14 metres wide at its widest. Alexandre Imperatori, A1 Team Switzerland's rookie driver, suggested that there are lots of overtaking places in the circuit because of the combination of straights, hard braking areas for hairpins, tight corners, followed by and accelerating for long straights. The most successful driver on the circuit is the best one who can manage their brake wear. Zhuhai International Circuit is an FIA Grade II certified circuit..Courtesy: Wikipedia.
Zhuhai International Circuit is in the north of Zhuahi City, on the southern coast of Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. It is in close proximity to both Macau and Hong Kong. The nearest international airports are at Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong. Access to the city - and the circuit - are excellent from each airport. There are direct ferries from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai Jiuzhou Ferry Pier, while there are buses from Macau International Airport to Zhuhai Gongbei or Hengqin customs checkpoints. Public transport options are also excellent - Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Jiangmen, Jiuzhou port, Macau, Shenzhen, Shunde, Zhongshan and Zhuhai Airport Shuttle all have direct access to Zhuhai International Circuit. From Gongbei customs checkpoint, bus no. 10 will take you to Zhuhai International Circuit bus stop. From Jiuzhou Ferry Port, take bus no. 3 or no. 3A to Zhuhai International Circuit bus stop. From here, walk along Hagongda Road to the main gate of the circuit. If hiring a car remember that International Driver's Permits are not recognised by China, so you will need to obtain a local licence to drive legally (get caught wihtout one and the penalty is a 14-day jail term). As a consequence, most foreign visitors find it easier to hire a Chinese driver when renting a car - rates for this are relatively cheap and give the added advantage of not having to deal with Chinese traffic and questionable driving standards.