Challenge Show returns to Shanghai

Challenge Show (C1): Six Splendid Years Looking back at the heartbreaking "May 12, Wenchuan earthquake" brings memories of tremendous sorrow and the overwhelming national unity. Last year, together with international superstar Mr. Jet...

Challenge Show (C1): Six Splendid Years

Looking back at the heartbreaking "May 12, Wenchuan earthquake" brings memories of tremendous sorrow and the overwhelming national unity. Last year, together with international superstar Mr. Jet Lee's "One-Foundation" and a team of artists from Hong Kong and Mainland China, FRD successfully held the C1 racing weekend in Shanghai International Circuit in late May, 2008. The C1 event raised money for the earthquake victims and was the only all-star race in 2008. For 2009, the C1 race weekend will return to SIC on August 22nd & 23rd with a new race line-up.

The Challenge Show (C1) is a popular racing event organized and promoted by FRD. C1 weekends include various races such as touring, formula, endurance and GT car race events, as well as a feature celebrity charity race. For many years, FRD has been the only race promoter trying to encourage charity activities by combining the charisma of celebrities and the excitement of motor racing.

The C1 event first committed to charity in 2004: In 2004 and 2005, FRD brought C1 to the brand new Shanghai International F1 Circuit. Jackie Chan, the famous international star, acted as the celebrity team captain. The two events generated over four million RMB for the China Charity Foundation. Beginning in 2007, FRD started working with the One Foundation. The founder of the One Foundation, Jet Li, became the honorary celebrity team captain. The May 2008 celebrity race had exceptional meaning by generating funds to assist the unfortunate "May 12 Wenchuan earthquake" victims.

In 2006, FRD joined forces with Changan Ford to hold three separate celebrity races in Shanghai and Zhuhai. These races were lead by several renowned artists from Hong Kong and China.

For the 2009 season, the C1 event will return to Shanghai International Circuit on August 22nd & 23rd to gather the brilliance of five different race series: the AFR championship, Ford Formula Campus championship, Clio Cup China series, ET.CHINA AGT Masters and China Radical Cup.

-credit: frd

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Series Charity , GT , Other open wheel