The new Slovakiaring circuit will host the World Touring Car Championship this year

The organisers of the World Touring Car Championship have managed to find a replacement for the recently-scrapped Race of Argentina, with officials announcing today that the Slovakiaring will play host to the fourth round of the upcoming season.

We reported last week that the South American event had been dropped from its provisional July date on the 2012 calendar, after series organisers were unable to agree to terms with government officials over staging the race.

Slovakiaring MapBut the new appointment in the Slovak Republic is a great solution for the World Touring Car Championship, both in terms of its exposure to a new market, as well as it being less than 200 miles from the following weekend’s races, which will be held at the Hungaroring.

Located some 30km outside the main city of Bratislava, the 5.9-kilometre, fourteen-turn Slovakiaring was built just three years ago.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.