Circuit Hero One is designed for more professional drivers and teams. Participants include drivers from Hong Kong, Macau, Chinese Taipei and overseas. Car types are also more varied. Foreign brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ariel Atom, Caterham, Radical, Juno etc are common. During every Pan Delta weekend, there is one qualifying session and two races.
Circuit Hero Two races are designed for the fans. The low entry threshold for cars and drivers, combined with good organization and service, allows anyone who would like to race a chance to experience the thrills of racing. Cars and drivers that are familiar to the local fans make this a very fans friendly motor race.
Pan Delta has communicated the message of "civilized driving" to the fans. Since the establishment of the Pan Delta event, illegal road racing incidents have come down significantly. The drivers have come to a consensus that they should channel all the hot blood onto the race track and drive safely on the public roads. This is an improvement on Pearl River Delta's motorsport culture.
"Why is it that no one is speeding? Nobody is driving illegally? Just take a look at Pan Delta Circuit Hero Two's qualifying session." Mr. Mei, who enjoys cars tuning and driving fast, makes an interesting observation. Since the establishment of Circuit Hero, a platform has been available for everyone interested in car tuning, driving fast and proving themselves.
Circuit Hero Two is divided into two 20 minute session, not an elimination format as in F1, but to divide up the entries as there are simply too many cars and the track is not long enough to allow each car to set a good qualifying time. There are 46 entries and only 42 will get to race. On the ZIC grid, the 42nd position is a long way away from turn 1.
In the spring of 2014, Circuit Hero flies high again and launches the new Circuit Hero V race. It is not open for entry but the best performing drivers will be selected to race in it. The race does not count for points but it was broadcast live on television.
Another change comes in for Circuit Hero. Circuit Hero Three is introduced this year which is strictly for cars produced before 1 Jan 2001. A large number of these machines exist in the Pearl River Delta, they were cheap to buy and maintain, but today no longer competitive. The set up of this race allows these race cars to carry on racing, in keeping with Circuit Hero's grassroot level idea.
In addition, Circuit Hero Two will also undergo changes. First, cars entered must be manufacturered after 1 Jan 2001. Secondly, Circuit Hero V has been cancelled. Drivers are no longer divided into class A and class B with the top finishers going to Circuit Hero V. 2015 Circuit Hero Two is limited to 40 cars on the starting grid. Each class's starting grid spot allocation is a percentage of the number of entries for that class. This means teams and drivers will have to work even harder to improve their competitiveness.
From the start of the 2019 season, the supercars have been taken out of the Circuit Hero-One race to form its own race “Circuit Hero”. Therefore forming 4 Circuit Hero race series plus Speed Hero race series. After a year’s racing, it has been proven to be a very successful move. The brand new Circuit Hero – Supercar class gives us racing among supercars and superb entertainment for the spectators. Without the supercars, Circuit Hero-One has become a battlefield for 2.0 turbo race cars and it has also become a more exciting race. Circuit Hero-Two has over 40 participants and is a big race, it is believed the race will continue to attract the tuners focus next year. Circuit Hero-Three has increased its race distance from 18 to 20 laps and amended the driver change regulations, making the grassroot race fairer, attracting even more new drivers.
With the continued development of Circuit Hero races, more and more heroes will appear on the ZIC track.