World Touring Cars adds Slovakia Ring to schedule to replace cancelled Argentinian round

The World Touring Car Championship will visit Slovakia for the first time this year after confirming a date at the Slovakia Ring on April 29

World Touring Cars adds Slovakia Ring to schedule to replace cancelled Argentinian round

The event replaces the Argentinian round, scheduled for July 8 at Cordoba, that was cancelled last week.

"We have been forced to make this change because of the delays in defining the details of the agreement with the local Government," said WTCC promoter Marcello Lotti.

"Time went by and we could not go further and take the risk of a last minute cancellation. However, Argentina remains a key market for us and we are determined to try again for 2013."

The Slovakia Ring, which is close to Bratislava, was opened in 2009 and held its first international event last year when the FIA GT3 European Championship visited.

"We are pleased with the opportunity to bring WTCC to the Slovak Republic for the first time," Lotti added. The Slovakia Ring is a demanding track with modern facilities and is only 170 kilometres away from the Hungaroring where we race the following week," said Lotti.

Tomas Vranka, executive director of Slovakia Ring, said: "We are very proud to host the WTCC, one of the few motorsport world championships. It is a great opportunity for our racetrack to be introduced to the international racing community and I am confident that Slovak fans will attend numerously."

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