Provisional WTCC calendar announced
Provisional World Touring Car Cahmpionship 2016 calendar is announced, with 12 rounds in the schedule, but only 11 confirmed.
Organizers left the possibility for 12 races if all agreements for a new season-opening round on March 20th have been reached. There will be two street races (Marrakech and Vila Real) and one night race, in Qatar at the end of the season.
“The intention is for the calendar to have 12 events but the agreement with the potential new venue is not yet there. Providing all elements of the deal fall into place, we hope to announce the final calendar with 12 weekends prior to the Christmas break. Otherwise, we have kept the same venues in a number of key markets that provide the challenge and prestige we crave, plus the variety,” said Francois Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCC promoter.
FIA World Touring Car Championship provisional calendar 2016
March 20th: Spare date TBD
April 3rd: Race of France (Circuit Paul Ricard)
April 17th: Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring)
April 24th: Race of Hungary (Hungaroring)
May 8th: Race of Morocco (Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech)
May 28th: Race of Germany (Nurburgring Nordschleife)
June 12th: Race of Portugal (Circuito Internacional de Vila Real)
August 7th: Race of Argentina (Autodromo Termas de Río Hondo)
September 4th: Race of Japan (Twin Ring Motegi)
September 23rd: Race of China (Shanghai International Circuit)
November 6th: Race of Thailand (Chang International Circuit)
November 27th: Race of Qatar (Losail International Circuit)