Slovakia confirmed as Argentina replacement

The FIA has officially confirmed that Argentina will no longer feature on the World Touring Car Cup schedule this season.

Reports emerged last week that the event at the Terman de Rio Hondo circuit was set to drop off the schedule, with an additional round being added in Europe prior to the final flyaway events.

The latest meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has now ratified that move, with the sixth round of the year now being held at the Slovakia Ring in mid-July.

Argentina had been due to host it’s event in early August, with the change of date leading to a longer mid-season break between rounds six and seven – the latter taking place in late September in China.

Remaining calendar:

June 22-24 – Vila Real, Portugal
July 13-15 – Slovakia Ring, Slovakia
September 28-30 – Ningbo, China
October 5-7 – Wuhan, China
October 26-28 – Suzuka, Japan
November 15-18 – Macau, China