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WTCR – 2020 agenda and additional

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Following the World Motor Sport Council assembly in December in Paris, the 2020 WTCR – FIA World Touring Automobile Cup calendar has been well-liked. The revised agenda isn’t; alternatively, the one novelty the field’s premier touring automobile racing sequence will look in 2020.

Fresh races, unique excitement

The 2020 calendar aspects visits to 2 unique venues – Spanish be aware MotorLand Aragón and South Korea’s Inje Speedium.

04-05 AprilMoroccoMarrakesh
25-26 AprilHungaryHungaroring
22-23 Would possibly fairGermanyNürburgring Nordschleife
06-07 JuneSlovakiaSlovakiaring
20-21 JunePortugalVila Right
04-05 JulySpainMotorland Aragon
05-06 SeptemberChinaNingbo
17-18 OctoberSouth KoreaInje Speedium
21-22 NovemberMacauMacau
13 DecemberMalaysiaSepang

The Spanish venue will host the WTCR – FIA World Touring Automobile Cup no longer once nonetheless twice in 2020. Besides to staging the inaugural WTCR Dawdle of Spain, the circuit located within the land of Aragón might be the atmosphere of the apt pre-season take a look at from 24-26 March.

The take a look at, previously held the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is historically the first point of the year when the bulk of the main contenders are on be aware on the identical time. Its proximity to the hole occasion in Morocco gives a possibility for groups to complete their final preparations for the upcoming campaign.

Compensation weight calculations in step with qualifying lap times only

Once the 2020 season is underway, speed lap times will now no longer be regarded as for the compensation weight calculations, which device only qualifying lap times will count. Moreover, the calculations shall be made without the enact of the ballast being opinion to be. As an alternative, a correction to the lap times shall be applied, in step with the ballast carried within the outdated events.

The modifications to the Carrying Regulations have been made to discourage groups – in tandem with customer racing stamp engineers – from instructing drivers to successfully location slower speed lap times to help limit the amount of additional weight added to their vehicles for the next speed weekend. The meant consequence is extra healthy racing as drivers will push on each and every lap to deal with a explore at to attain position, in position of driving with a compensation weight approach in solutions. The compensation weight calculations shall be extra upright, fluctuate less and be shut to the particular efficiency of every and every automobile if fact be told.

Rookie classification to showcase unique skills

Drivers 23 and below on 1 January 2020 who’ve participated in no extra than three WTCR events shall be integrated within the unique rookie classification, which has been presented to recognise the achievements of young racers in WTCR.