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REPORT: World Touring Car Championship eyeing race in the U.S.

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Oct 10th, 2009 at 9:33AM

Marcello Lotti, series promoter for the FIA World Touring Car Championship, told Autosport that he wants to bring the event to the United States in 2011. Inaugurated in 1987, the series was originally based in Europe. In 2009, the racing expanded to Brazil, Japan, and Mexico and continues to grow. Current rules limit engine size to 2000 cc, but that hasn't slowed automakers such as SEAT, BMW, or Chevrolet from rounding out the top 3 in Manufacturer's Championship points right now. A race in the States would attract new manufacturers (Ford is expected to enter its new Focus model). The... Read More

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