Chinese concern Geely bought American racing track

Chinese concern Geely bought American racing track

November 6, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The American Utah Motorsports Campus (previously called Miller Motorsports Park) was taken over by Mitime Utah Investment, which is owned by the Chinese concern Geely. He already controls the Volvo and Lotus brands, the manufacturer of flying cars Terrafugia, and also has a large stake in Daimler.

The total area of ​​the entire racing complex and its land reaches 207 hectares. Initially, the track was built by order of a businessman from Utah Larry Miller, and the configuration was developed by renowned racetrack designer Alan Wilson. Circuit opened in 2006.

Miller did not buy the land, but concluded a ten-year lease agreement with Tuele County. Upon expiration of the contract, the family of the businessman (he died in 2009) refused to extend the agreement, and the complex was transferred to the local authorities.

The track hosted superbike championships, rally-cross races, the American Le Mans series, the Grand-Am competition, and the Pirelli World Challenge.

What races are planned to be held at the updated autodrome in 2019 is not yet specified.