China GT

Four Lamborghini Entries for China GT Championship Season-Opener

Various Auto
12 Aug. 2022 • 8:29
China’s 4.010km Ningbo International Speedpark continues to be the focus of the nation’s motorsport competition as the 2022 China GT Championship kicks off there this weekend with four Lamborghini entries entered in two classes amongst the six-marque entry.

Fresh from their China Endurance Championship outing at the same circuit last weekend come the Phantom Pro Racing duo of Yao Liangbo and Kang Ling in the Lamborghini Huracán GT3. The pair have already demonstrated their race-winning pace this season and, despite facing formidable competition in the GT3 class, will be strong contenders for victory in each of the one-hour China GT Championship races. 


Two Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo entries are fielded by Team Wiley in the GTC class for Huang Ying and Yang Haoyu, and Yuan Jiawei and Lai I-Hui, with a further entry from Pointer Racing for Yu Xin and Fu Qian.


The five-round 2022 China GT Calendar includes two stops at the Ningbo International Speedpark, the second scheduled for September 2-4. With top temperatures well in excess of 35 degrees Celsius, the drivers’ stamina will be tested to the max, making fitness a key factor across all four Ningbo races. 


Later in September the championship breaks new ground, making its debut at a new circuit – the Pingtan International Racing Island. Pingtan Island is located off the southern tip of Fuzhou City in China’s south eastern Province of Fujian, and has long been a popular tourist destination as well as a favourite venue for sports events, particularly cycling and kiteboarding. Now, thanks to a reported investment of more than 10 billion Yuan (over 1.4 billion Euro) in a new automobile culture, sports and science and technology innovation industrial park, motorsport is set to make its debut there. 


From Pingtan, the championship travels to the 4.319km Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) in south China’s Greater Bay Area. The city of Zhuhai was a major catalyst in the rapid development of the sport in China when it created a street circuit in 1993, hosting international junior single seater and sportscar races annually for three years. The street circuit was the precursor to ZIC which, when it opened in 1996, became China’s first-ever permanent racing facility.


The final round of the 2022 China GT Championship is scheduled to be part of the 69th running of the famous Macau Grand Prix, where the drivers will take on the iconic and unforgiving 6.2km Guia street circuit. 


China GT Championship 2022 provisional calendar


Round 1 August 12-14 Ningbo International Speedpark

Round 2 September 2-4 Ningbo International Speedpark

Round 3 September 23-25 Pingtan International Racing Island

Round 4 November 4-6 Zhuhai International Circuit

Round 5 November 19-20 Macau Guia Circuit



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