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Super TC2000 considers extending 2020 calendar beyond December

The 2020 Super TC2000 Championship season could run into the New Year as the series looks into how to restart after delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The season had been due to start in March at San Juan before the coronavirus outbreak in Argentina brought action to a halt.

Francisco Aldinio, CEO of promoter AutoSports, has now revealed how Super TC2000 is hoping to react to COVID-19 – which might include racing into 2021.

“We’ve had a good meeting focusing on safety protocols regarding mobility between towns,” he told TouringCarTimes. “It was good to have Carlos García Remohi, president of the Sporting Commission of the Automobile Club of Argentina, among us as well as minister of Tourism and Sport of Argentina, Matías Lammens.

“We feel he listened to us, he took knowledge of all our points. We’ll meet again.

“We’ve set similar standards to those of the FIA, which we got through our sporting committee, and our national sanity controllers.

“We want to re-schedule all the rounds we couldn’t hold. We’re considering to go beyond December among the options, but we have no confirmation yet. We’re awaiting responses by the national government and the provinces’ governments in order to plan ahead the protocols.”

The COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina remains largely focused on the capital city Buenos Aires and its suburbs.