“See you in September” is about the slogan of the new WTCR calendar 2020. This seems a long time on the face of it, but during the coronavirus pandemic, the priority remains to avoid compromising the health and safety of all. This slogan is even more than positive, given the colossal damage affected the world of Motorsport. While Formula 1 fans waiting for the situation will start clearing and many used to Grand Prixes cancellations, FIA WTCR didn’t wait long, came to concrete actions, instead of doubt about the world touring car racing. Here is WTCR 2019 calendar published in December.
- WTCR Race of Morocco (Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech), 3-5 April 2020
- WTCR Race of Hungary (Hungaroring), 24-26 April 2020
- WTCR Race of Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife), 20-23 May 2020
- WTCR Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring), 5-7 June 2020
- WTCR Race of Portugal (Circuito Internacional de Vila Real), 19-21 June 2020
- WTCR Race of Spain (MotorLand Aragón), 3-5 July 2020
- WTCR Race of China (Ningbo International Speedpark), 4-6 September 2020
- WTCR Race of South Korea (Inje Speedium circuit), 16-18 October 2020
- WTCR Race of Macau (Circuito da Guia), 19-22 November 2020
- WTCR Race of Malaysia (Sepang International Circuit), 10-13 December 2020
To safeguard the 2020 season, Eurosport Events has proposed to the FIA and all WTCR stakeholders a drastic plan based on a restructured 16-race calendar over six weekends.
New proposals were approved at a meeting of the FIA Touring Car Commission on 26 May and received full FIA ratification. Here is WTCR 2020 calendar updated.
- WTCR Race of Austria (Salzburgring, 12-13 September), 2 races
- WTCR Race of Germany (Nürburgring Nordschleife, 24-26 September), 2 races
- WTCR Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring,10-11 October), 3 races
- WTCR Race of Hungary (Hungaroring, 17-18 October), 3 races
- WTCR Race of Spain (MotorLand Aragón, 31 October-1 November), 3 races
- WTCR Race of Italy (Adria International Raceway, 14-15 November), 3 races
Take a look that this version gets a new European face. It is clear that the situation is currently unstable and many things can change. But let’s admit that we’ve missing races so much that even a little bit of clarity gives us hope. We’re looking forward to WTCR live return to 2020.