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WTCC NEWS 

WTCC 2014 Marrakech opener put back one week

WTCC 2014

This year's World Touring Car Championship will start one week later than planned after the opening Marrakech round was deferred by seven days.

The North African street circuit will host the championship's curtain raiser for the first time this year.

It was originally slated to hold the event on April 6, two weeks before the championship heads to Paul Ricard, France, for the second round.

The delay - prompted by a request from Moroccan authorities - means there will now be just one week between the opening two rounds.

Such a tight turnaround could prove a headache for teams already struggling to get their new-regulation machines and enough spare parts ready for the early rounds.

The rest of the 2014 calendar remains unchanged.

2014 WTCC CALENDAR

April 13        Marrakech, Morocco
April 20        Paul Ricard, France
May 4           Budapest, Hungary
May 11          Slovakia Ring, Slovakia
May 25          Salzburg, Austria
June 8          Moscow Raceway, Russia
June 22         Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
August 3        Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina
September 14    Sonoma Raceway, USA
October 12      Shanghai, China
October 26      Suzuka, Japan
November 16     Macau, China 
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