Salzburgring in Austria will join the 2020 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup from 24-26 July, whereas Hungaroring will host the outlet tournament of the upcoming season as half of deliberate adjustments to the calendar current by the FIA Touring Car Fee at its assembly in Paris at this time time (Wednesday).Salzburgring in Austria will join the 2020 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup from 24-26 July, whereas Hungaroring will host the outlet tournament of the upcoming season as half of deliberate adjustments to the calendar current by the FIA Touring Car Fee at its assembly in Paris at this time time (Wednesday).
While the adjustments to the 2020 WTCR time table – which moreover encompass a revised date for WTCR Speed of China to accommodate the later-than-deliberate shipment of autos and tool – need to now flow to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for ratification, they mark the end of an generation.
Door always commence after 10 improbable years in Marrakech
After staging its first FIA World Touring Car toddle in 2009, the Marrakech Colossal Prix weekend grew to become an quick hit and a hugely current addition to the calendar. And although the Circuit Moulay El Hassan won’t feature on the 2020 WTCR time table, conversations are ongoing in relation to future opportunities in the country.
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Occasions, the WTCR promoter, explained: “With Mehdi Bennani, Morocco’s top racing driver, sadly now now no longer inform to toddle in WTCR, working the tournament without his participation and the make stronger that he introduced strategy it’s merely now now no longer possible to relate a toddle weekend of the standing and fantastic we always finished in Marrakech.
“Marrakech has been a particular venue to commence our season in this form of beautiful country with a festive atmosphere and warm hospitality. While we’re closing a 10-year chapter with Marrakech, we possess already began to take into myth what our subsequent chapter with Morocco will be. At the present, Eurosport keeps a tight connection with the Moroccan Ministry of Sports to advertise the country as a carrying destination.”
Ribeiro persisted: “Morocco has become a important participant of the automobile change since we first raced there in 2009, a real automobile production hub for Africa, and I in actual fact possess absolute self belief our paths will unpleasant again in the prolonged urge. We inform on document our substantial gratitude to the Marrakech Colossal Prix organisers for all their endeavour, dedication and make stronger for the explanation that WTCC’s first focus on over with.”
WTCR racers inform for Salzburg speedfest
Smartly-known for its excessive-jog sweeps and spectacular action, Salzburgring has hosted FIA World Touring Car Championship and FIA European Touring Car Championship events previously. Discipline to approval, this would possibly occasionally also be the setting of the inaugural WTCR Speed of Austria as the sixth tournament of the 2020 season in July.
Situated some 12 kilometres east of the metropolis of Salzburg in central Austria, Salzburgring has the honor of internet internet hosting the closing tournament of the WTCR’s old style European time table earlier than the Asian leg begins in China in September.
First feeble in 1969 and measuring 4.241 kilometres in dimension, the note’s valley setting affords a picturesque backdrop, whereas its excessive-jog structure offers an thrilling mission for drivers and a spread of action for fans. Extra most valuable functions of the tournament will be presented in the damage.
François Ribeiro: “Salzburgring is tailor-made for spectacular touring automobile racing and modified into always a WTCC season spotlight. Its central location is supreme for the WTCR teams and we’re infected to be renewing our partnership with the note and bringing WTCR racing to fans in that half of the sphere.”
King of WTCR to originate up WTCR title defence at dwelling
With the Hungaroring now inform to commence the 2020 WTCR season from 24-26 April, the King of the WTCR, Norbert Michelisz, will launch his title defence at his dwelling tournament, WTCR Speed of Hungary.
Already extensively acknowledged for the vociferous backing they lengthen to their national carrying wide establish, Hungarian fans are anticipated to flock to the note in their thousands to cheer on their first FIA world title winner, whereas moreover supporting Attila Tassi, the extremely-rated 20-year-light would-be successor to Michelisz’s throne.
As successfully as the WTCR, the 2020 FIA European Truck Racing Championship will moreover internet underway at some level of the Broad Racing Festival tournament with yet any other local hero, Nobert Kiss, in action.
“The Hungaroring weekend modified into already shaping up to be a substantial tournament nevertheless opening the unique season there, at Norbi’s dwelling note, will fabricate it an abilities to savour for a spread of years yet to advance support,” acknowledged François Ribeiro.
Ningbo organisers accommodate revised WTCR date
The FIA Touring Car Fee has moreover current a revised date for WTCR Speed of China, which strikes from 4-6 September to 18-20 September – following the settlement of the Ningbo World Speedpark operator – to allow for the shipment of autos and tool from Europe to Asia for the closing leg of the season. The unique date remains subject to FIA World Motor Sport Council ratification. In the meantime, the FIA and Eurosport Occasions will liaise collectively with local authorities and the tournament promoter, Mitime, to assess the evolution of the coronavirus outbreak.
WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup 2020 calendar (revisions subject to FIA World Motor Sport Council approval):
WTCR Speed of Hungary (Hungaroring), 24-26 April
WTCR Speed of Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife), 20-23 Would possibly well
WTCR Speed of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring), 5-7 June
WTCR Speed of Portugal (Circuito Internacional de Vila Exact), 19-21 June
WTCR Speed of Spain (MotorLand Aragón), 3-5 July
WTCR Speed of Austria (Salzburgring), 24-26 July
WTCR Speed of China (Ningbo World Speedpark), 18-20 September
WTCR Speed of South Korea (Inje Speedium), 16-18 October
WTCR Speed of Macau (Circuito da Guia), 19-22 November
WTCR Speed of Malaysia (Sepang World Circuit), 10-13 December