Suzuka replaces Okayama for 2011

The Japanese round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship is going to change from Okayama to Suzuka next year.
“The decision to move from Okayama to Suzuka next year was mainly led by commercial needs although we are very happy with our cooperation with the Okayama International Circuit that began in 2008,” said Marcello Lotti, CEO for WTCC promotor KSO.

The race this year at Okayama on the 31st of October is going to be the last one, before moving on to Suzuka in 2011. One of the reasons for the switch is increasing demands on space.

“WTCC is growing fast and every year we must provide more and larger spaces for hospitalities, VIP reception, commercial and promotional activities. The Suzuka Circuit will enable us to achieve this, especially after it was radically restructured to host the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix,” said Lotti.