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Organisers scrap plans for BTCC to race at Macau

Plans to run British Touring Car Championship machinery around the streets of Macau have been scrapped, AUTOSPORT has revealed.

After approaching TOCA earlier in the year, the event’s organising body, the Macau Grand Prix committee had originally offered to cover the costs of travel as they looked to replace the World Touring Car Championship, which ended a long-standing partnership with the event last year.

However, due to the date of the BTCC series finale (October 10-11) and the iconic Macau meeting (November 21-22) the timescale to transport the cars by sea freight is not possible.

It has also been confirmed that the cost of transporting all cars and equipment by air would be too expensive, subsequently meaning the idea has been scrapped.

A selection of cars from Asia, some of which compete in the newly established TCR series, will now race at Macau.

Article originally written on Monday, 27 April 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.