The decision as to whether or not to source a replacement event for the cancelled Mexican round of the 2010 World Touring Car Championship season has finally been reached, and series organisers have elected to leave the season as is with the eleven scheduled events.
The event was originally scheduled at the Puebla circuit (pictured) in mid-April, but was shelved due to political instability in the region, with event organisers unable to guarantee the safety of participants in the area.
Attempts to reschedule or relocate the event fell through when interested promoters could not agree to terms with the “logistical and promotional requirements” of the championship, according to a media statement issued by the World Touring Car Championship.
Marcello Lotti, head of the Championship’s organising body, explained the situation as follows: “We did not find the conditions to seal a satisfactory agreement, and taking into account that this is a season affected by the global crisis, we thought it was better to settle on eleven events.”
[Original image via Motor Terra]