2011 WTCC calendar announced
8 September 2010 – The World Motor Sport Council has confirmed the 2011 FIA World Touring Car Championship calendar following a meeting in Paris today and twelve events have been scheduled, with Argentina and China joining the fold. The addition of Argentina and China comes at the expense of Belgium and Mexico, the latter event cancelled earlier this year due to heavy flooding.
The season will again begin in March in Brazil, before concluding at the end of November with the final round in Macau. Argentina will host its event on April 3, two weeks after the opener in Curitiba, while China will hold the penultimate round on November 5.
Other changes see Morocco moved from May to June, the meetings in Brno and Oscherleben brought forward to June and July respectively, while Portugal’s race returns to Porto and Japan switches venues from Okayama to Suzuka.
Meanwhile, in a separate, but related development, the WMSC added that current engines will be allowed for another year in the WTCC.
“The Super 2000 cars / 2011 Appendix J, i.e. powered by 1.6 litre turbo engines, are accepted in addition to Super 2000 cars, Diesel 2000 cars in conformity with 2010 Appendix J and so-called national cars,” it was confirmed.
The complete 2011 WTCC schedule is as follows:
2011 FIA World Touring Car Championship Calendar
20 March Brazil Curitiba
03 April Argentina Buenos Aires* NEW
15 May Italy Monza
05 June Morocco Marrakech*
19 June Czech Republic Brno
03 July Portugal Porto
17 July Britain Brands Hatch*
31 July Germany Oschersleben
04 September Spain Valencia*
23 October Japan Suzuka
05 November China TBA* NEW
20 November Macao Macau
* subject to confirmation from the ASN.