The inaugural WTCR Breeze of Italy is reputation for a new date following a delay to the planned running on July 31 – August 1.
This follows an inspection by the FIA on Monday (July 12) of the Adria Worldwide Circuit’s observe extension and upgrade. In gentle of the adjustment work required, it changed into permitted that this can purchase longer than the two weeks that are on hand to entire.
In reputation of inconvenience the work overrunning and the requisite FIA Grade 3 homologation certificates no longer being issued, the resolution to inquire of of a postponement to a later date has been taken collectively by WTCR promoter Eurosport Events and Adria Worldwide Raceway following a observe search recommendation from on Wednesday (July 14).
A new date is currently being finalised sooner than being submitted to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for ratification.
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, WTCR promoter, acknowledged: “That is obviously no longer a straightforward resolution to purchase as we recognise the disruption slack adjustments to the calendar reputation off. But security is constantly paramount and we merely might perhaps no longer inconvenience the classic works running within the support of schedule and having to originate a closing-minute cancellation.
“Every effort is being made for the modifications to be completed as soon as doubtless for the the biggest certification to be issued. This can enable the full pre-match preparations to continue and enable our stakeholders to reputation up for WTCR Breeze of Italy with self belief.
“As a new addition to the WTCR calendar on a structure untried by all WTCR drivers in competition, racing at Adria is an intriguing prospect and we fabricate no longer agree with any doubt the most essential WTCR Breeze of Italy might perhaps be a mountainous success. For now, we are able to search out out about support on three movement-packed weekends in Germany, Portugal and Spain that produced six varied winners from four varied customer racing brands and 6 groups and discover out about ahead with noteworthy excitement to WTCR Breeze of Hungary next month.”
Gianluca Marotta, Frequent Consultant Supervisor, Adria Worldwide Raceway, acknowledged: “Following the inspection by the FIA on July 12 when adjustment work to the observe changed into requested, alive to within the restricted time span and in settlement with WTCR promoter Eurosport Events, it changed into made up our minds to delay the date of WTCR Breeze of Italy. But we’re assured within the success of the match at Adria Worldwide Raceway and wait for the affirmation of the new date.”
WTCR Breeze of Hungary will now form rounds seven and eight of the 2021 WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup on the Hungaroring from August 20-22.