Address: Wuhan Sport Centre, Tiyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Circuit type: Temporary street course
The Wuhan Street Circuit has sprung to international attention after becoming host to the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) in 2018, having previously hosted the Chinese Touring Car Championship (CTCC).
The capital of Hubei province and 900 kilometres west of Shanghai on the banks of the Yangtze River, Wuhan is a major transportation and industrial hub. It's home to several car manufacturing plants including Honda, Hyundai and Peugeot, plus an expanding population of more than 15 million people, making for an ideal basis to develop the event further.
A tricky course winding around the Wuhan Sports Center, the track first came into use in 2017 when it held the penultimate race weekend of the CTCC. The races were won by Rob Huff and Zhendong Zhang.
In 2018 , the race weekend was expanded alongside the CTCC, with the TCR China Touring Car Championship and the Chinese Formula 4 Championship being added to the scorecard, which was now headed by the international stars of the WTCR. For this event the circuit was lengthened, with 400 metres of new tarmac laid to connect the roads around the sports stadium with the adjoining streets to create a new chicane and hairpin loop. The pits and paddock were extended at the same time.
The WTCR races were won by Jean Karl Vernay , Mehdi Bennani and Gordon Shedden. Previous year's winner Rob Huff had a torrid weekend, which his previous track knowledge was unable to overcome.
The Wuhan street circuit is located in Wuhan city, Hubei province in China. Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is around an hour's drive to the north of the city.
The track is based around the Wuhan Sport Center in the southwest of the city. You can take the subway lines 3 and 6 direct to the sports centre, while there are also many frequent bus services in the local area.
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