No Mexico replacement in 2010

World Touring Car Championship organisers have confirmed that there will be no replacement for the abandoned Mexican round this year

No Mexico replacement in 2010

The Puebla event, which was cancelled from its April slot due to unrest in the region, was initially to be replaced by a round held in either the Middle East or China at the end of the season.

China emerged the most likely option and a deal was discussed to hold an event at the Guangdong circuit in December, alongside the Chinese Touring Car Championship. But those negotiations have sinced ceased and the WTCC will remain at 11 rounds this year.

"We did not find the conditions to seal a satisfactory agreement, and taking into account that this is a season affected by the global crisis, we thought it was better to settle on 11 events," said WTCC promoter Marcello Lotti.

A statement from the WTCC added that the promoters of the proposed events could not meet the WTCC's logistical and promotional requirements.

The series will conclude, as usual, with the finale in Macau in November.

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