WTCC - WTCC to visit Argentina for the first time

The eighth round of the World Touring Car Championship has been moved from Brazil to Argentina.

WTCC - WTCC to visit Argentina for the first time

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The South American round will now take place on August 4 at Termas de Río Hondo in the north of Argentina.

The round was originally scheduled to take place at Curitiba on July 28.

“We have decided to swap from Brazil to Argentina because of logistics reasons,” explained WTCC general manager Marcello Lotti.

“However, we maintain a close relationship with the Brazilian authorities and we plan to include both South American events in the 2014 calendar.

"We are proud to bring WTCC to Argentina for the first time. This is something we have worked on in the last three years and we wish to thank the Ministry of Tourism, the Instituto Nacional de Promoción Turística and the Government of the Province of Santiago del Estero for supporting us in achieving this goal.”

The circuit was inaugurated in 2008 and is located near the city of Termas de Río Hondo, a tourist destination renowned for its' hot springs. In 2012 the track’s layout was extended to 4.4 kilometres and new facilities were built.

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