With the economic boom, motorsport also enjoyed a dramatic rise in China. The prestigious figurehead of this success is the remarkable circuit in Shanghai, which was designed by Hermann Tilke. Since 2004, Shanghai has been the permanent venue of the Chinese Grand Prix and has also hosted the MotoGP series for several years. Motorcycling is particularly popular on the many racetracks in this huge country. In recent years, large racing series have also made their way to China, where the American IndyCar series will also make its debut in 2012.