Boss Says No Separated Calendars

BTCC boss Alan Gow has squashed the idea of future British and World Touring Car Championships running on different weekends

Boss Says No Separated Calendars

The WTCC and BTCC calendars for the 2005 season each hold ten events, with five of them running at the same weekend. Touring car stars Jason Plato and James Thompson called yesterday for the two series to co-ordinate their calendars in the future, because they want to be able to race in both Championships.

However, Gow said that such a move was unlikely because both the BTCC and WTCC want to avoid clashing with Formula One.

Gow told Autosport-Atlas: "In an ideal world, I would love not to clash with WTCC because it would benefit us both, but in reality I do not think it is possible.

"The problem is that Formula One has 19 rounds. We need to fit ourselves around F1 so we can be on television and WTCC has the same problem."

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