WTCR Race of Hungary cancelled

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World Touring Car Cup announced the cancellation of WTCR Race of Hungary, originally scheduled for 24-26 April 2020.

The decision is the result of Hungarian government measures taken in response to the coronavirus outbreak which bans public gatherings of more than 500 people until further notice.

While cancelling events is not an easy decision nor a preferred course of action, health and safety factors remain the absolute priority and there will be no compromise on this. It is unfortunately not possible to reschedule WTCR Race of Hungary 2020 to a later date.

To maintain WTCR’s planned 20-race schedule for this season, the FIA has agreed to the rescheduling of the qualifying session and two races planned for the Hungaroring weekend within the WTCR Race of Spain event, scheduled at MotorLand Aragón from 3-5 July. Details of the event format will be announced in due course.

In consultation with relevant organisations and authorities, Eurosport Events is closely monitoring what are ever-changing situations in Germany and Slovakia, where the next two events are scheduled to take place.

 In the scenario that those events get cancelled due to government restrictions, Eurosport Events would propose to the FIA to add a third race on the following WTCR events in Portugal, Austria, China or South Korea, with the objective to run 20 races over the season.