2012 WTCC calendar approved by FIA World Council

The system for calculating the compensation weights has also been simplified

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By Olivier Ferret

7 December 2011 - 13:24
2012 WTCC calendar approved by FIA (...)

From January 2012, the Championship will be reserved for competitors driving Super 2000 cars as defined in Article 263 of the 2011 Appendix J. In addition, competitors with cars in conformity with the 2010 Appendix J will continue to be accepted on a race-by-race basis together with competitors with cars in compliance of the technical regulations of a national Championship (subject to approval of the Touring Car Committee). The sporting regulations will be available from 15 December on fia.com.

To enhance interest in the competition, the distance of a Championship event has been increased. Each race will run over a minimum of 50 kilometres and maximum of 60 kilometres, as defined in the Appendix specific to each event.

The system for calculating the compensation weights has been simplified for 2012.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will comprise 12 events in total, three of which will run jointly with rounds of the FIA European Touring Car Cup.

The calendar is confirmed as follows:

11/03 - ITA - Monza - Monza
01/04 - ESP - Valencia* / ** - Valencia Ricardo Tormo
15/04 - MAR - Marrakech* - Marrakech
06/05 - HUN - Hungaroring - Hungaroring
20/05 - AUT - Salzburgring - Salzburgring
03/06 - PRT - Estoril - Estoril (subject to the contract with the promoter)
08/07 - ARG - TBA - TBA
22/07 - BRA - Curitiba - Curitiba
23/09 - USA - Infineon* - Infineon
21/10 - JPN - Suzuka - Suzuka International
04/11 - CHN - Shanghai* - Shanghai International
18/11 - MAC - Macau - Macau Guia Circuit

* Subject to the ASN’s confirmation
** Subject to the homologation of the circuit

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