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DECEMBER 1, 2006

A Champ Car in China

Global expansion is all the rage at the moment and following the news that NASCAR is looking at Europe and China, comes news that Champ Car has sent a new Panoz DP01 to Zhuhai for tests in front of local dignitaries, guests and the Chinese media. The series has scheduled a race at Zhuhai in May next year and Roberto Moreno, who has done the development work on the new car, was there with Champ Car chief executive Steve Johnson to start the ball rolling. The American built Panoz, powered by a Ford Cosworth 2.65-litre V8 turbo engine lapped the circuit in 1m23.612s, a new lap record.