Guangdong International Circuit (廣東國際賽車場) is the second permanent circuit (alongside Zhuhai) to open in Guangdong province, quickly becoming a fixture on the national motorsport scene.
Its location means it has a regular clientele of racers from Hong Kong and Macau and a thriving local racing scene.
The circuit was built by the Zhaoqing Yongtai Commercial Port Real Estate Co, who ploughed more than £30 million of investment into the facility. Built to FIA Grade 3 standards it covers some 550 acres.
The 2.824 km road course was designed by Chinese architect Qiming Yao. The layout features two long straights, connected by a series of sinuous corners and hairpins at either end.
The circuit is the first part of a wider project to create an automotive theme park, bringing together motorsport businesses and retail car dealerships on one site.
The circuit was inaugurated in December 2009 and has held rounds of the Chinese Touring Car Championship, Chinese Superbike Championship and was even slated to host a round of the World Touring Car Championships in 2011, though the event was eventually held at the Shanghai Tianma Circuit instead.