First Korean organised international endurance race announced

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The first international long distance endurance race established in Korea, RACE123, has been announced.

Initial details of the event reveal that it will be held at the Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, on April 20 – 22, 2017.

The race distance will be 1,230km, which is expected to take approximately 8-9 hours, for 219 laps of the former Formula 1 Korean GP circuit.

Organisers J’s Consulting has announced the event will be open to a wide variety of top touring cars across five classes; GT3, GTC, Sports Production, Touring Production 1, and Touring Production 2.

Also confirmed is that the overall winner will take a purse of US$200,000 (incl. GT3 or GTC Class Prize Money), while the top three finishers in every class will be awarded prize money. Total prize money allocated for the RACE123 event is set to be US$500,000.

July 22, 2016

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