According to British magazine Autosport, the FIA WTCC boss Marcello Lotti has already met with US Touring Car Championship boss Ali Arsham in order to establish a first contact into such a project. According to Lotti, a future collaboration between the two series would mean the co-hosting of an event, where USTCC cars would be eligible to compete in the FIA WTCC and vice versa.
“The US market is very important for car manufacturers and this is why we are seriously taking into consideration the idea to hold a WTCC event here,” said Lotti, according to the aforementioned source.
“Because one of our priorities is to establish friendly relationships with national touring car series worldwide, the logical step was to contact Ali Arsham, whose championship makes the Super 2000 cars eligible among other classes. We have started working together with the aim to organise a common event for next year.”
If we are to trust USTCC director Arsham, both parties seem to have their hearts in the right place, the only other coordinate worth discussing in the near future being a future location for the event.
“It would be an honour for the USTCC to contribute to bringing the WTCC to the United States. Sharing the same event would be a terrific benefit for both championships and I'm looking forward to working together. The next step will be choosing the right location and date for a common race meeting,” said Arsham.