FIA WTCC Mexico Round Cancelled

This year's season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship could be reduced to only 11 rounds, as it was confirmed that the Mexico round of the 2010 series, initially scheduled to take place on April 11, was cancelled.

The race counted, until a few days ago, as the second round of the 2010 championship. However, the Mexican authorities informed the FIA WTCC officials that they are unable to guarantee the safety of both drivers and spectators, due to recent severe flooding in the area of Puebla, where the racing circuit is located.

According to a report from Autosport, the WTCC officials decided to scrap the Mexican round off the 2010 schedule since before the season opening Curitiba event. However, the series is yet to make a decision on the replacement of the Puebla round. According to series promoter Marcello Lotti, a decision on this will be made in the upcoming few weeks.

No decision has yet been taken about the possibility to replace the Mexican event. We will think about it, evaluate the different opportunities and decide before the next meeting at Marrakech. I will decide in one month, but it could also be that we can stay with 11 events,” said Lotti.

No matter the decision reached by Lotti – as there are no reserve rounds in the series, like in the World Rally Championship – what's certain is the fact that the WTCC field will reunite almost two months from now, in Marrakech (Morocco), on April 30. After the first round of the new season, the last two champions of the series Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini are level on points into the lead (37), taking one win each at Curitiba.
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