Could the Hungaroring make an appearance on the WTCC calendar The Hungaroring is expected to be announced as the replacement for the cancelled World Touring Car Championship round at Marrakech, according to the latest speculation.

Series boss Marcello Lotti had previously claimed that a replacement would occur in central Europe, and it is believed that the scheduled date would be the same as the originally-planned African round – which was cancelled due to a lack of funding – on the first weekend of June.

“We are currently in negotiations with a couple of other racetracks in Central Europe to replace the event on the same date,” Lotti was quoted as saying at the time. “We should be ready to announce the location of the fourth race meeting of the season in two weeks time.”

With Hungarian driver Norbert Michelisz in the series with the Zengő Dension BMW outfit, this would prove a popular event for his local fans.

An announcement confirming the venue appointment is expected to be made shortly.

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