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FIA releases 2015 World Touring Car Championship schedule

FIA releases 2015 World Touring Car Championship schedule image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Newspress UK | posted December 06, 2014 07:38

The 2015 WTCC season introduces a 2 change driver limit per season rule

The 2015 World Touring Car Championship calendar has also been revealed by the FIA with 12 weekends of racing. The 2015 season will officially start on March 6, 2015 at the Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina instead of Morocco. It will end on November 22, 2015 with a night race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar instead of the traditional Macau Guia street circuit finale. The new TC3 series will stand in as the replacement for the WTCC for the Macau Grand Prix.

The series will also visit the new Buriram Circuit in Thailand for its 11th leg.

The Qatar race will be a night event

The 2015 FIA WTCC Calendar:

1.) March 6 – 8 - Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina
2.) April 17 – 19 - Moulay El Hassan Circuit, Morocco
3.) May 1 – 3 - Hugaroring Circuit, Hungary
4.) May 15 – 16 - Nurburgring, Germany
5.) June 5 – 7 - Moscow Raceway, Russia
6.) June 19 – 21 - Slovakiaring, Slovakia
7.) June 26 – 28 - Paul Ricard Circuit, France
8.) July 10 – 12 - Vila Real, Portugal
9.) September 11 – 13 – Japan (TBC)
10.) September 25 – 27 - Shanghai Circuit, China
11.) October 30 – Nov 1 - Buriram Circuit, Thailand
12.) November 20 – 22 - Losail Circuit, Qatar

A notable change to the 2015 season is the inclusion of a 2 driver change limit per season.