The first WTCR event in the renovated Adria was scheduled for the weekend of July 31 to August 1, while the inspection by the FIA of the improvement and expansion works of the track has been carried out on July 12. With only two weeks of work before any adjustment to receive the FIA grade 3 homologation, the circuit manager has agreed with the WTCR to postpone the test until a date yet to be determined. While a slot is scheduled to be found on the calendar ahead of the Asian tour, the World Motor Council must ratify the new date.
François Ribeiro, Director of Eurosport Events, the company in charge of promoting the WTCR, said: «This is not an easy decision to make.as we recognize the disruption and problems caused by a late schedule change. Safety is always paramount and we could not risk the works being delayed and we would have to carry out a last minute cancellation. Every effort is being made to ensure that the track modifications are completed as soon as possible and the homologation is complied with. Competing in Adria offers an integral expectation and we have no doubt that the first WTCR race in Italy will be a great success. “