V8 Supercars to negotiate new date for Chinese event in 2006
Release Date: 26/12/2005
The proposed June date of the V8 Supercar Championship Series round in Shanghai, China, has been rejected by the Federation of Automobile Sports of China (FASC), meaning a new timing of the event will need to be negotiated.

V8 Supercars Australia has been informed that the proposed date of June 10-12 does not suit the Chinese calendar and that the FASC had informed the world governing body Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) to withdraw it from the 2006 calendar.

The date of the Chinese round has been always conditional with the FASC since it was first proposed at the launch of the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series calendar in October.

V8 Supercars Australia will now negotiate with the FASC, event promoter the Greenland Group, the Shanghai International Circuit and the Chinese Ministry of Sport about a new date proposal.

Those seeking to attend the Shanghai round are asked to delay making their bookings until a suitable outcome between all parties concerned is reached.

V8 Supercars Australia is very disappointed with this outcome and remains hopeful this issue can be resolved.