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||Race of Italy||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Milan|
|01 APR||Race of Spain||Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia*^|
|15 APR||Race of Morocco||Streets of Marrakech^|
|06 MAY||Race of Hungary||Hungaroring, Budapest|
|20 MAY||Race of Austria||Salzburgring, Salzburg|
|03 JUN||Race of Portugal||Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril|
|22 JUL||Race of Brazil||Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, Curitiba^|
|23 SEP||Race of United States||Infineon Raceway, Sonoma*|
|21 OCT||Race of Japan||Suzuka East Circuit, Suzuka|
|04 NOV||Race of China||Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai^|
|18 NOV||Guia Race of Macau||Guia Circuit, Macau|
* Subject to the homologation of the circuit
^ Subject to confirmation by the country’s ASN
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