ARRC Zhuhai: Markus Reiterberger can be champion in China
Markus Reiterberger (Onexox BMW TKKR Racing) continues his season in the 2023 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) this coming weekend. After a long break between the fourth and fifth events of the season, the 2023 ARRC season continues in China. Reiti arrives at the Zhuhai International Circuit as the overall leader and can secure the title on Sunday.
Reiti has to learn the layout of the track in the Friday practice sessions. The 4,319-metre circuit is located in Guangdong province and is China's oldest permanent race track. The layout consists of 14 corners, nine right-hand and five left-hand. The track is ridden clockwise. The straight is 900 metres long.
Should Reiti leave China as the new champion of the Superbike class in the ARRC, he can compete without pressure at the season finale at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand. The sixth and final race weekend of the season will take place at the MotoGP circuit in Buriram at the beginning of December.
"It's another completely new track for me. Honestly speaking, I've never been to China before, with the exception of a few stops in between. So it will be a completely new adventure for me. I will watch some onboard videos again in preparation to get a first impression of the track. Normally I learn new tracks very quickly. Last time it worked out pretty well. The team has been to Zhuhai a few times before. Therefore, we have some data to work with before the start of practice. Our basic set-up was pretty good in the last races, so I'm not worried at all. The goal is clear: we want to fight for victories again and win the championship. I really want to become Asian Champion. I am very motivated to do that. Hopefully we will return as winners."