China is set to embrace another international motor racing series. A senior Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC) official confirmed the North America-based Champ Car World Series will next year set up a ranking event at the Guangdong venue, the oldest racetrack in the country. The Champ Car Zhuhai round, slated for May 20, 2007, as one stop of the 15-leg 2007 Champ Car season, would mark the first time a major American sports organisation holds a regular-season event on the mainland. 'We have everything set up, except for a few modifications to the track,' said Benjamin Grenon, ZIC sales and marketing director. 'The Champ Car China race will carve out its own niche by being more accessible to the public than other international motorsport meets in China and will take full advantage of the economic and sporting dynamism of the Pearl River Delta region.' Talk of a venture into China by the Ford-powered Champ Car machines, capable of producing a maximum 750 horsepower and of attaining maximum speeds of over 370km/h, have been circulating among Chinese industry insiders for some time. Netherlands-born Chinese driver Tung Ho-pin, who won the German Formula Three championship three weeks ago, is said to be likely to drive for one of the 12 teams in the series. 'Yes, Tung has been in talks with Champ Car over a possible shift to the United States, but no substantial agreement is yet in place,' said Wang Yifei, spokeswoman for the 24-year-old. The 2006 Champ Car season, with two races remaining, is led by Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais, who also won the previous two drivers' titles.