The Race of Brazil will be the only South American stop on this year's WTCC calendar

Another attempt to visit Argentina looks dead and buried for the World Touring Car Championship, with the series issuing a revised calendar that sees the South American round – originally slated for a July date – dropped and replaced with a yet-to-be-confirmed round in late April.

The new round is scheduled to occur just one week before the series visits Hungary, which would indicate that the race would almost certainly be taking place in a nearby country.

We would speculate that either Germany or the Czech Republic – who both lost their spots on this year’s calendar – could be making a return.

The 2011 calendar also saw a round in Argentina booked and then dropped. Its place was taken a short notice by a round at Belgium’s Zolder circuit.

Therefore, the latest confirmed calendar is as follows:

11 MAR ITA Race of Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Milan
01 APR ESP Race of Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia*^
15 APR MOR Race of Morocco Streets of Marrakech^
06 MAY HUN Race of Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest
20 MAY AUT Race of Austria Salzburgring, Salzburg
03 JUN POR Race of Portugal Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril
22 JUL BRA Race of Brazil Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, Curitiba^
23 SEP USA Race of United States Infineon Raceway, Sonoma*
21 OCT JPN Race of Japan Suzuka East Circuit, Suzuka
04 NOV CHN Race of China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai^
18 NOV MCU Guia Race of Macau Guia Circuit, Macau

* Subject to the homologation of the circuit
^ Subject to confirmation by the country’s ASN

[Image via FIA WTCC Media]

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Richard Bailey

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