The 2020 WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup is gentle field to droop up from September 12-13, but at Circuit Zolder in Belgium as an different following a swap of venues.
WTCR promoter Eurosport Events had been getting willing for the upcoming season to launch in Austria from September 12-13 with Salzburgring a key component in the formation of the Europe-finest WTCR calendar for 2020, developed in accordance with restrictions as a result of COVID-19.
Nevertheless, following the choice of the circuit operator to no longer streak the tournament, Eurosport Events is elated to safe reached an agreement with Circuit Zolder to host the inaugural WTCR Lope of Belgium because the outlet two races of the 2020 WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup season. The commerce of venues has been ratified by the FIA.
Very finest venue for WTCR 2020 season kick-off
Having hosted the Eurosport Events-promoted FIA World Touring Automobile Championship and FIA European Touring Automobile Cup in the past, Circuit Zolder is an gorgeous venue for staging the outlet weekend of the 2020 WTCR season. A layout noteworthy for touring automotive racing, the FIA Grade Two circuit is 4.010 kilometres in length. It’s located in northeast Belgium, roughly one hour riding time from the capital Brussels.
Guaranteeing a ambitious launch to the 2020 WTCR season the priority
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR promoter, acknowledged: “Having to commerce venues decrease than three weeks forward of the launch of the season used to be very unexpected however the rapid priority used to be to expose an different solution and we thank the FIA and President Jean Todt for approving the fresh season-opening opinion at such short seek for.
“While adjusting the agenda at short seek for is no longer noteworthy, we safe, from the outset, constantly strived to retain the most need of events that you’re going to be ready to take into consideration. Right here’s to be sure the credibility of the wearing contest with the finest interests of all our stakeholders at coronary heart. The partnership with Circuit Zolder, which has a ambitious document of staging world motorsport events, affords this opportunity.
“Along with the FIA and the Circuit Zolder administration, we are monitoring the topic concerning the unfold of COVID-19 in Europe to support be sure the participation of your entire WTCR teams coming from varied European international locations.”
Astronomical touring automotive curiosity past and expose in Belgium
Belgium is a rustic with a ambitious curiosity in touring automotive racing past and expose. Comtoyou Racing, from Waterloo, is a founding WTCR entrant and will discipline a 3-strong personnel in 2020 with RACB National Team driver Gilles Magnus fragment of the line-up. RTBF has broadcast WTCR across Belgium for the reason that sequence began in 2018 with extensive live programme and highlights programs.
WTCR Lope of Belgium is determined to streak on the support of closed doors with fleshy timetable and broadcast miniature print due quickly. The WTCR Qualified Take a look at will happen at Zolder on September 10 and not utilizing a public safe entry to.
Pooling of sources permits WTCR season to safe heading in the suitable route
The 2020 WTCR season getting underway has been made that you’re going to be ready to take into consideration by the joint efforts of the FIA, sequence promoter Eurosport Events, the native tournament organisers and native successfully being authorities.