The 2013 World Touring Car Championship will resume this week after a five-week break that followed the Portuguese event.
Rounds 15 and 16 will take place on Sunday, 4 August at Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina. The 4.8-km racetrack is located nearby a thermal and tourist area, inside the province of Santiago del Estero, some 1300 kilometres North West of Buenos Aires. It was inaugurated in 2008 and hosted rounds of car and motorcycling national championships since.
The WTCC Race of Argentina marks the world championship’s first visit to the Country and also the first international event in Termas de Río Hondo that will welcome MotoGP in 2014.
“We are very proud to host the first WTCC event in Argentina. The circuit of Termas de Río Hondo is up to the task of receiving top-level international meetings and we are keen to represent in the best way our Country that boasts such a long standing tradition in motor sports,” commented Gérardo Zamora, Governor of Santiago del Estero.
The WTCC drivers will discover the track for the first time during a 30-minute test session at 1.30pm local time on Friday, 2 August. The weekend will continue with three 30-minute sessions on Saturday (two Free Practices at 9.30am and 12.00 pm, Qualifying at 3.45pm).
The two 11-lap races will take place on Sunday at 2.20pm and 4.20pm.