Korea International Circuit Breaks Cover with ‘Circuit Run 2010’

10.09.2010: The Republic of Korea got its first taste of Formula 1 magic this weekend as Karun Chandhok took the Red Bull Racing show car round the brand new Korea International Circuit (KIC) in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do as part of the track’s inaugural ‘Circuit Run 2010

The Republic of Korea got its first taste of Formula 1 magic this weekend as Karun Chandhok took the Red Bull Racing show car round the brand new Korea International Circuit (KIC) in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do as part of the track’s inaugural ‘Circuit Run 2010’ event.

The country’s first ever international-standard motor racing facility is set to host October’s 2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX, and the weekend event represented the first glimpse of the sport for many Koreans.

A number of parades and automotive-themed events were held, with Chandhok’s run the highlight as he took the F1 car through its paces on the 5.615km track. 

Korea Auto Valley Operation (KAVO), promoter of the country’s inaugural Grand Prix which has the full backing of both South Korea’s Central Government and the Government of South Jeolla Province, was pleased with the KIC’s first event.  Said KAVO Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yung Cho Chung:  “This has been an excellent opportunity for us to fine-tune the facilities ahead of next month’s Grand Prix, and it is exciting to see how enthusiastically the KIC has been received by Korean residents.”

The official website is at www.koreangp.kr and information and photographs about the KIC can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KoreanGP.



 KAVO (Korea Auto Valley Operation)

KAVO is the operating corporation for the FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX to be held from 2010. It was established in 2006, when Korea succeeded in securing a round of the championship, with seven shareholders: Jeollanam-do, Jeonnam Development Corporation, SK E&C, Shinhan Bank, Nonghyup, Gwangju Bank, and M-Bridge Holdings. KAVO was capitalized at 60 billion Korean won, and is in responsible for the construction and operation of the Korea International Circuit located in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do.


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10.09.2010 / MaP

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