The health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led the WTCR to delay the start of the 2021 season. Among the movements made in the calendar for this purpose, the Nürburgring circuit has started to open the season at the beginning of June, while the event in Hungary has been moved from mid-May to August. In this way, the WTCR drivers and teams will compete at the Hungaroring between August 21 and 22, a date that has been accepted by the circuit to save time in its objective of being able to carry out all the events of 2021 with an audience in the stands.
In this aspect, Zsolt Gyulay as CEO of the Hungaroring circuit He pointed out that the new WTCR calendar and the change of dates proposed by Eurosport Events have been to the liking of all those involved in the organization of the event on the track located in Budapest since allows you to gain extra time in your goal of having an audience in the stands. In this regard, it should be remembered that the WTCR event of the 2020 season at the Hungaroring was held in October and without fans. A dire situation for the track, as passenger cars have a huge tradition in Hungary and more than 50,000 people attend the route under normal conditions.
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In the end, WTCR is one of the biggest events of the year and Zsolt gyulay wants to rush the options of having an audience in the stands of the Hungaroring: «We are fully committed to organizing all the major international events in front of the fans this year. and count on your presence in the stands. Since we felt that an event open to the public at large is uncertain, we have been able to reach this agreement with the promoter of the WTCR. At the end, we were all open to making changes, so we decided together to place the event on a new date between August 21 and 22. I think it is a more optimal and logical option».