Add:3000 Shenzhuan Rd
THE Shanghai Tianma Circuit, located near Sheshan Hill in Songjiang, is a popular place for car racing aficionados who want to experience the thrill of high speeds on a professional track.
The circuit, certificated by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), runs a length of 2.063 kilometers, with eight left turns and six right ones.
It is part of a themed resort that includes a 10,000-meter-square proving ground, a 4x4 course, a media center and grandstand, a cinema showing motoring-related films, a multifunctional hall, a clubhouse with restaurant, barbecue facilities, a gym, a mini-supermarket and a shop for motor-racing supplies.
An open day is held every month for amateurs to try their skills.
The circuit is the training base for the Shanghai Volkswagen 333 race team, the country’s biggest professional racing club. One of the club’s star drivers is Han Han, a best-selling author, singer and professional rally driver, who has just made a big splash with “The Continent,” a 2014 road trip comedy film he wrote and directed.
How to get there
Take Highway A8 (the Shanghai-Hangzhou route). Turn on the A30 in the direction of Jiading.
Or take the Huqingping Highway. Change to the A30 in the direction of Xin Nong. Get off at the Tianma Exit. Turn right and drive about 500 meters.
By public transport:
Take the Metro Line 9 and disembark at the Dongjing Station. Shift to the Songzhu Line shuttle bus.