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The WTCR could race in Spain from 2020

Spain could feature on next year’s World Touring Car Cup calendar, with the Motorland Aragon circuit seeking an agreement with the championship’s promoter Eurosport Events, according to reports in the Spanish media.

The track, which was designed by noted Formula 1 circuit designer Herman Tilke, and is located 250 kilometres west of Barcelona, is notorious for its motorcycle events, and its promoters are seeking to enhance the circuit’s reputation by adding some high profile circuit racing competition, according to local newspaper La Comarca.

Motorland was understood to have been seeking an agreement to be in-place for this year, but the WTCR’s calendar had long been finalised. The focus is now on finding an agreement from 2020 at the start of what could be a five-year deal.

The WTCR’s forerunner, the WTCC, last visited Spain back in 2012, then competing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, with Chevrolet drivers Yvan Muller and Alain Menu sharing the victories.

The same track also held a round of the TCR International Series in the championship’s inaugural season in 2015, with local driver and 2018 WTCR driver Pepe Oriola winning the first race, with eventual champion Stefano Comini the second race, both in SEAT León Cup Racers.