ZIC hosts exciting races - YES Yamaha’s Factory Chinese rider Huang Shizhao crossed the finish line 0.032 seconds ahead of Dan Kruger to take the win, bikes touching bar handles across the line, at the Superbike Championship of the 2012 Pan Delta Super Racing Festival Summer Race last weekend at the Zhuhai International Circuit (ZIC). It was close with both riders taking turns in the lead throughout the race.
The event was packed with action from CSBK (Super Bikes), AFR (Asia Formula Renault), Circuit Hero 1 and 2.
Heavy showers were the talk of qualifying -- they were so bad that the team opted to sit out of Q1 and hope for better conditions in Q2. However, the rain continued to fall and they had to put a lap in. Kruger ended up 4th overall, according to insidemotorcycles.com.
Race 1 had teams scrambling with last-minute tyre changes. In the end, it was a wet track but the rain had turned to drizzle. The 28-rider grid saw riders on full wets, DOTs, as well as slicks. The team decided to run SC1’s front and rear, and hoped a dry line would form quickly into the race. Their prediction was right and Kruger battled with YES Yamaha’s Factory rider for the entire race with what will likely be the race of the season.
Race 2 was looking to be dry as the sighting, and even warm-up lap had proven. As the lights came on to start the race, rain started again and by Lap 2, at least four riders had gone down. The race was red flagged and pronounced wet, the website said.
All 42 racing cars at the Circuit Hero Two turned on their headlights as the tracks were dim due to the clouded-over weather, and two cars got trapped in sandstone crags after colliding on the first lap.
When it began to rain on the second lap, the organiser used the safety car to guide the race until the 4th lap. Sun Tit-Fan took the lead and crossed the line for the win at 1 minute 59 seconds.
Likewise, composed of famous brands such as Porsche, Subaru, Mitsubishi EVO and GTR, Circuit Hero One was earned by Sun Tit-Fun again. He had maintained his pole position since he overtook the racers from the 20th to the 9th position after one lap.
City economy steady
THE city’s large-scale industrial-added value hit 25.91 billion yuan ($4.07 billion) in the first five months of the year, a year-on-year growth of 6.3 percent and a 0.1 percentage point rise from that of the first four months. In the six leading industries, home and electric appliances increased by 15.3 percent, 1.6 percentage points lower than that of last month; biomedicine rose by 12.8 percent with accumulated growth of 0.8 percentage points quicker than that of last month; electronics and information and petrochemical recorded slight growth of 6.1 and 4.2 percent while power and energy as well as precision machinery manufacturing had increase rates of 3.8 and 6.6 percent respectively.
Investment in fixed assets grew by 40.8 percent to 25.82 billion yuan ($4.06 billion), 1.6 percentage points lower than that of last month. Investment in secondary and tertiary industries rose by 11.4 and 54.3 percent to 6.2 billion yuan ($975 million) and 19.59 billion yuan ($3.08 billion), 3.4 and 1.3 percentage points lower than that of the first four months.
In the meantime, the sold area and sales revenue of commercial housing declined by 6.1 and 4 percent to 843,400sqm and 9.53 billion yuan ($1.5 billion).
Retail sales of consumer goods reached 24.47 billion yuan ($3.85 billion) in the first five months, a rise of 8.6 percent with 1.3 percentage points higher than that of the first four months in increase. The number of overnight visitors showed slight growth of 2.5 percent to 4.47 million, 0.1 percentage points lower than that of last month.
Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) went up by 4.4 percent, 0.1 percentage points lower than that of last month. The price of foodstuff and residences increased by 7.6 and 4.2 percent, contributing 2.47 and 0.83 percentage points to the growth of CPI.
Imports and exports through May had a year-on-year decrease of 14.5 percent to $17.32 billion. Exports declined by 10.3 percent, 2.6 percentage points lower than that of last month. Nevertheless, actually absorbed foreign direct investment is estimated at $573 million, a rise of 44.5 percent and 9.5 percentage points higher than that of last month.
At the same time, financial revenue grew by 9.1 percent to 6 billion yuan ($944 million), 2 percentage points higher than that of last month.
Anyu issues new panel
ZHUHAI Anyu Digital Technology co ltd issued its newly developed interactive intelligent panel, which combines TV set, computer, video projector, stereo and other functions, at a product launch a week ago. The panel was popular with businesspeople.
With imbedded modularised PC technology, the panel boasts fast response speed and a demountable computer module, which is considered to help in maintenance and upgrade.
Founded in 2002, Anyu is engaged in development, production and marketing of LCD displays, LCD TV sets, Plasma TV sets and others in terms of OEM and ODM. It began to conduct independent research and development of touchable interactive intelligent panels with investment of nearly 50 million yuan ($7.86 million) in 2009. It has manufactured maximum 82inch multi-function LCD interactive intelligent panels and sells well in government departments, schools and enterprises. It had sales revenue exceeding 400 million yuan ($62.9 million) last year, a rise of nearly 30 percent. It obtained orders worth 50 million yuan ($7.86 million) in the 2012 Spring China Import & Export Fair. A growth of 20 percent in sales revenue is estimated this year, according to board chairman Tan Zhenhan.