2016 WTCC calendar adjusted
The FIA Touring Cars Commission submitted a slightly changed calendar for the 2016 World Touring Cars Championship season. Provisional list of events was confirmed in December, while the amended WTCC schedule for 2016 will now be submitted for the FIA World Motor Sport Council approval.
WTCC 2016 to commence with the Race of France
By scheduling the WTCC Race of Russia in June, the WTCC Race of France will become the championship’s new curtain raiser with Circuit Paul Ricard hosting the action from 1-3 April. The minor calendar adjustment will ensure the WTCC Race of Portugal in Vila Real retains it’s status as the final event of the European season prior to the summer break.
Two events which are still missing a signature of promoter agreement are FIA WTCC Race of Thailand and FIA WTCC Race of Argentina. There will be two street races in 2016, in Marrakech and Vila Real, while Qatar will host the only night race of the season.
FIA WTCC calendar 2016*
1-3 April 2016: FIA WTCC Race of France (Circuit Paul Ricard)
15-17 April 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring)
22-24 April 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Hungary (Hungaroring)
7-8 May 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Morocco (Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech)
26-28 May 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Germany (Nurburgring Nordschleife)
10-12 June 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Russia (Moscow Raceway)
24-26 June 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Portugal (Circuito Internacional de Vila Real)
5-7 August 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Argentina (Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo)
2-4 September 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Japan (Twin Ring Motegi)
23-25 September 2016: FIA WTCC Race of China (Shanghai International Circuit)
4-6 November 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Thailand (Chang International Circuit)
23-25 November 2016: FIA WTCC Race of Qatar (Losail International Circuit)
*subject to final FIA World Motor Sport Council approval