The FIA have announced a reduced 10 event calendar for the 2017 World Touring Car Championship.
The schedule, down from 12 this year, will see a return to Macau after this year's event on the street circuit featured a mix of TCR of Chinese Touring Car Championship machinery.
Other changes include a return to Monza after three years off the calendar, and the axing of events in Slovakia, Russia, and France
2017 WTCC Calendar
April 9 – Morocco (Marrakech)*
April 30 – Italy (Monza)*
May 14 – Hungary (Hungaroring)*
May 27 – Germany (Nordschleife)*
June 25 – Portugal (Vila Real)
August 6 – Argentina (Termas De Rio Hondo)*
October 15 – China (Shanghai) */**/***
October 29 – Japan (Motegi)
November 19 – China (Macau)*
December 1 – Qatar (Losail) *
*Subject to ASN confirmation
**Subject to circuit homologation
***Pending event promoter agreement
Another change will be the introduction of a new points format for the main race of the weekend, with more points being awarded than in the first race of the weekend.
1st: 30 points
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing