FIA CANCELS WTCC EVENT IN MEXICO
The FIA, in agreement with promoter KSO, has decided to cancel as a case of Force Majeure the second race meeting of the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship scheduled to take place in Puebla, Mexico, on April 11th.
The FIA's decision is based on security reports from the region and follows close consultation and guidance from OMDAI, the Mexican National Sporting Authority.
About the possibility to replace the Mexican event, KSO general manager Marcello Lotti stated: "No decision has yet been taken. We will think about it, evaluate the different opportunities and decide before the next meeting in Marrakech. As a matter of fact we are not looking for a replacement on the same date of Puebla, because there would not be enough time to organise the event properly with an appropriate promotional campaign. If there is a replacement, this will take place in the gap between Valencia and Okayama and, therefore, would be somewhere on the way to Japan. However we could very well stay with eleven events."
The championship will resume with rounds 5 and 6 at Marrakech, Morocco, on May 2nd.
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