Ningbo completes 2021 WTCR calendar

The World Touring Car Cup will return to Ningbo in China for the penultimate race weekend of 2021 on November 6-7, completing the calendar.

“The prospect of the WTCR returning to the Ningbo International Speedpark is very exciting and means the calendar for the 2021 season is now complete,” said Xavier Gavory, WTCR Director, Eurosport Events.

“The track’s design promotes great racing, the facilities are to a high standard and we can count on the strong support of our partner MiTime Group to deliver a first-class event.”

The event will be organised together with venue owner MiTime Group.

“It is a milestone moment that MiTime Group, which has been devoted to motorsports since 2005, could work together with Eurosport Events to make the FIA WTCR event return to China possible,” said Weng Xiaodong, President, MiTime Group.

“We are very confident to make it the best WTCR event in history. And as Chengdu Tianfu International Speedpark, an FIA grade 2 circuit and a second MiTime track in China, will be put into use in the first half of next year, we are also looking forward to the possibility of meeting the FIA WTCR drivers and teams in Chengdu in the future.”

Eurosport Events has noted that the final three Asian rounds on the calendar are pending worldwide travel and freight movement being eased in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 WTCR – Revised calendar

03-05 June – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Germany
26-27 June – Vila Real – Portugal
10-11 July – Motorland Aragon – Spain
31 July-1 August – Adria – Italy
21-22 August – Hungaroring – Hungary
16-17 October – Inje Speedium – South Korea
06-07 November – Ningbo – China
19-21 November – Circuito de Guia – Macau