The opening round of the 2018/19 Series will be known as the
Agile 4 Hours of Shanghai.
The Asian Le Mans Series is pleased to announce the Agile Group Holdings Limited will be the presenting partner for the 4 Hours of Shanghai.
The Agile Group Holdings Limited (AGILE) specialises in property development, with extensive presence in a diversified range of businesses. Since its establishment, Agile has been dedicated to the pursuit of a high quality of life and is committed to becoming a provider of quality lifestyle. The brand concept of Agile is “Lifestyle of a Lifetime” – a philosophy that fits well with the positioning of the Asian Le Mans Series as the premier endurance racing series in Asia. The two are united in delivering the best products and experiences, at the highest possible standard.
Cyrille Taesch Wahlen, Managing Director, Asian Le Mans Series:
“The Asian Le Mans Series is very excited to welcome the Agile to our Series. They understand and share the spirit of what we are trying to achieve in China, of growing the motorsport industry and in particular endurance racing.
“We are looking forward to working with them to make the Agile 4 Hours of Shanghai a huge success.”
This will be the first time that Agile have been involved with motorsport, but they are excited about the prospect particularly to be racing with the Asian Le Mans Series.
Mr. Kayson – Vice President of Agile Property Group and General Manager of the Industry -City Development Center:
“The 24 Hours of Le Mans has a nearly one hundred-year history. It is world-famous and is a hallmark and a symbol of world automobile endurance events. Alongside the FIA Formula 1 World Championship and the Indy 500, it is recognised as the most prestigious and most gruelling automobile race in the world. As a brand, its influence is indescribable.
“Currently, China has the second largest inventory of cars in the world, and in 2019 it is predicted to surpass the US. The Motorsport culture in China is on the rise, developing into an irresistible trend. In 2015, China became one of the most important motorsports markets in the world, forming an event system with a national championship event at its core complemented by a multitude of regional events.
“For Agile, the aim is to leverage our involvement in the Asian Le Mans Series to grow the Le Mans brand in the region. As the exclusive title sponsor of the 2018 Asian Le Mans Series round in Shanghai, Agile is taking its first step. The next step for Agile is to bring the ethos of the Le Mans, France model to China and build a new-model city-race track synthesis combining eco-parks, recreation & sports education, vacationing, tourism conventions, and health & liveability in one. At the core will be the motor sports industry and an “automobile+” as its extension. The selected site for this project, Baodi Jinqiao International Town, will cooperate on the town’s overall planning.”
The Agile 4 Hours of Shanghai will be held on the 25thof November at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Further information about the Agile:
Currently, Agile has evolved into a conglomerate with eight major businesses such as property development and A-Living.
Agile Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 3383) and A-Living Services Co.,Ltd. (Stock Code: 3319) were listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2005 and 2018 respectively.
The shares of Agile are currently one of the constituent stocks of Hang Seng Composite Index, Hang Seng Global Composite Index, Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Index Series, Hang Seng High Dividend Yield Index, Hang Seng Mainland Properties Index, Hang Seng High Beta Index, MSCI China Index and Lippo Select HK & Mainland Property Index.