Penbay International Circuit

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Penbay International Circuit
大鵬灣國際賽車場
Location Donggang, Pingtung County, Taiwan
Coordinates 22°27′10″N 120°28′52″E / 22.45278°N 120.48111°E / 22.45278; 120.48111Coordinates: 22°27′10″N 120°28′52″E / 22.45278°N 120.48111°E / 22.45278; 120.48111
FIA Grade 2[1]
Opened 9 October 2011
Major events Taiwan Speed Festival,
Taiwan Super Bike Championship
Length 3.527[a][2] km
Website www.pic-taiwan.com
2013 Taiwan Speed Festival

Penbay International Circuit (PIC; Chinese: 大鵬灣國際賽車場) is a motor sport circuit in Donggang Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan. The circuit is 3.527 km long with widths from 12m to 20m. It has five configurations. It officially opened on 9 October 2011.[3]

Irish driver Gary Thompson helped officially open Taiwan's all-new circuit by driving a Minardi F1 two seater race car around the track.[4]

Circuit manager Xu Hong-Bin claims that the track is the first circuit in Taiwan to satisfy FIA Grade 2 standard and from 2012 the track will host international events.[3]

2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia[edit]

Automobili Lamborghini and Blancpain announced a new series, 2012 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia, to run alongside the established European competition. Building on the series’ success, the Asian Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo will debut in Sepang, Malaysia in May 2012 with five further race weekends across Japan, China and Taiwan,[5] possibly at Penbay. But the track failed to receive its FIA certification in time to host the race.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ FIA International Track length

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Taiwanese Mandarin)"FIA G International Track". Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Penbay International Circuit". Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b (in Taiwanese Mandarin) 記者顏瑞田/高雄報導 大鵬灣國際賽車場 啟用 工商時報. 2011-10-10 01:17
  4. ^ THOMPSON MAKES HISTORY WITH TAIWAN F1 OUTING Gary Thompson official website. 13 October 2011.
  5. ^ LAMBORGHINI AND BLANCPAIN ANNOUNCE CALENDARS FOR 2012 RACE SERIES IN EUROPE AND ASIA Blancpain.com. 2 November 2011.
  6. ^ (in Taiwanese Mandarin)張為揚 (2012-07-26). "賽道認證不及,Lamborghini Super Trofeo臺灣站延期". UCAR. 

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