The second round of the 2010 World Touring Car Championship, scheduled to occur at Mexico’s Puebla circuit on 11 April, has been cancelled!
Apparently local authorities informed WTCC organisers that they could not guarantee the safety of visitors to the region due to local unrest.
The WTCC took the difficult but sensible decision to abandon the event, but no announcement has been made as to whether a replacement venue can be sought at short notice, or if the season’s calendar will be shortened to 11 rounds in total.
The series’ promoter Marcello Lotti said: “No decision has yet been taken about the possibility to replace the Mexican event.
“"We will think about it, evaluate the different opportunities and decide before the next meeting at Marrakech. I will decide in one month, but it could also be that we can stay with 11 events."
This is still bad news nonetheless!