The third season of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup gets underway at Circuit Zolder in Belgium this weekend following months of planning and preparation to be clear the class’s wonderful return.
Even ahead of the COVID-19 protocols had been finalised, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events, in partnership with the FIA, had made main changes in step with the pandemic by introducing a Europe-most fascinating agenda of gallop and enforcing a sequence of price-lowering measures.
Whereas those changes helped to develop the all-season entry list to an spectacular 20 vehicles, the total endeavour to pause this form of solid number would had been in vein had it now not been for the strict working practices necessitated by COVID-19.
Beneath the route of its Medical Commission President, Professor Gérard Saillant, the FIA, the governing physique of world motor sport, developed protocols and procedures to preserve a watch on the risk associated with the resumption of motor sport amid the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Genuinely, the Appendix S protocols and learnings taken from the latest FIA Formulation One World Championship events had been translated to the WTCR to coincide with the resumption of competition of a sequence of FIA-regulated events.
The expanded scope of the Appendix S of the International Wearing Code, authorized on September 1 by the World Motor Sport Council, entails the identical key sanitary measures: important social distancing, PCR pre-testing, carrying of face masks and hand hygiene, introduction of team groups and sub-groups, with adapted implementation to a smaller organisational construction. They are designed to limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Impress procedures are also in put alongside side containment measures within the case of a suspected case.
Equally, podium procedures and press conferences are working below modified codecs. The measures will vary from round to round and can depend upon the pointers and regulations issued by the associated native effectively being authorities.
The FIA is the first international sports federation to agree with resumed its actions at the international level resulting from the strict sanitary protocols.
Appendix S is readily available here.