WTCC: Bejing replaces Sonoma
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has ratified Eurosport Events’ request to replace the WTCC Race of USA (Sonoma) by a new event in Bejing, due to logistics issue caused by the cancellation of the vessel that was scheduled to leave Oakland’s harbour on September 17, transporting cars and parts to Shanghai. The next vessel, leaving on September 21, would not arrive at Shanghai until October 9, not allowing enough time for teams to prepare for the event on October 12. WTCC logistic partner and Eurosport Events could not find a suitable sea freight solution.
The Bejing event is scheduled for 4-5 October.