WTCC keeps same countries for 2016, season to start in Morocco

The World Touring Car Championship is set to announce an unchanged array of events for next year's campaign, with Morocco taking over as season opener from Argentina.

The draft for the 2016 WTCC calendar will be confirmed by the World Motor Sport Council later this month, but TouringCarTimes understands the list of countries visited will be no different to this season.

The order, however, will be modified - instead of starting the championship in Argentina, which was the hottest race of the season, the South American round will be moved back to August.

As such, Morocco given the season-opening spot, followed by the European rounds in France, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Russia and Portugal.

The final four rounds will again be held in Japan, China, Thailand and Qatar, with the dates for the Chinese and Japanese rounds still to be finalised.

The field will leave by sea freight to Argentina after the championship’s second visit to Portugal's Vila Real, which has been brought forward to June 2016, before being airfreighted to the Asian rounds of the season.

The full list of dates will be available when released by the FIA WMSC.

Neil Hudson/TouringCarTimes

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