FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) promoter Marcello Lotti and Nitto US Touring Car Championship (USTCC) Director Ali Arsham met in the United States to lay the basis for a future cooperation between the two championships.
Lotti was visiting the US to evaluate the possibilities of including, for the first time, an American event in WTCC’s 2012 calendar. He took the opportunity to meet Arsham and establishing the first contacts with the Nitto US Touring Car Championship.
“The US market is very important for car Manufacturers and this is why
we are seriously taking into consideration the idea to hold a WTCC event
here. And because one of our priorities is to establish friendly
relationships with national touring car series worldwide, the logical
step was to contact Ali Arsham, whose championship makes the Super 2000
cars eligible among other classes. We have started working together with
the aim to organize a common event for next year,” said Lotti.
Arsham commented: “It would be an honour for the USTCC to contribute
bringing the World Championship to the United States. Sharing the same
event would be a terrific benefit for both championships and I’m looking
forward to working together with Marcello Lotti. The next step will be
choosing the right location and date for a common race meeting.”
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