The World’s passenger Cars will not have category WTCC2 in 2017.
FIA and Eurosport Events have taken a step backwards in relation to the proposed
initial published and have confirmed the cancellation of the second category of the WTCC for
the next season, on the occasion of the World Council of Engine
held this Thursday in the city of Geneva. In this way, the World’s passenger Cars will be limited to the
vehicles TC1, and will not accommodate the cars FIA TCN2, vehicles TCR with some
extra security measure that is intended to give greater consistency to the
grills of the championship.
The category WTCC2 emerged on the horizon due to the need
nourish the gratings of the WTCC, a priori a somewhat deserted by the departure of
Citroën and Lada as official teams. All in all, the private efforts in
around the Citroën C-Elysée and Lada Vesta, the extension of the project of Volvo
and the presence of Honda ensure grills decent with 16 cars without the need of
have vehicles TCR. In addition, the very host of manufacturers and
equipment in this category WTCC2 has not been as expected, any time you
manufacturers TCR did not seem particularly interested to comply with the
requirements of the FIA.
The margin of the category WTCC2, the World Council of
Engine has approved two changes of calendar to the World of Cars. The
first of them is the change of circuit for the round of china of the contest,
the entire time that the test of the WTCC in the asian country moved from Shanghai to
Ningbo, as had already been filtered. In addition, the Commission of passenger Cars
it has also approved the change of date for the round in Argentina at the Termas de
Rio Hondo. The test sudamericana passes from the 6 August to the 16 of July 2017.