Alfa’s nimble little sports car the 4C has been selected as the new safety car for the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The WTCC starts next month with the season opener at the Moulay El Hassan Circuit in Marrakech, Morocco on the 12th and 13th of April. The 4C will feature a red and black livery and will carry safety equipment in case it arrives at the scene of an accident before the medical support car can get there.
The decision is a result of the Alfa Romeo 4C being named “Most Beautiful Car of 2013” at the 29th International Automobile Festival of Paris. The compact supercar was the winner of the poll organized, in partnership with the International Automobile Festival (IAF), on Eurosport’s international website network. Eurosport produces and promotes the FIA WTCC through its Eurosport Events division.
2014 will see new entries in the touring car series as the new Honda Civic WTCC makes its debut alongside Citroën who are entering the series with the new C-Elysée with nine-time rally champ Sebastien Loeb and four-time WTCC champ Yvan Muller behind the wheel. After a Euro-centric start to the season, the series heads to the US in mid-September for the race at Race Sonoma before winding up with three rounds in the Far East.
The complete 2014 FIA WTCC schedule follows:
12-13 Apr Morocco Moulay El Hassan Circuit
19-20 Apr France Paul Ricard Circuit
3-4 May Hungary Hungaroring
10-11 May Slovakia Slovakia Ring
24-25 May Austria Salzburgring
7-8 June Russia Moscow Raceway
21-22 June Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
2-3 Aug Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
13-14 Sept United States Sonoma Raceway
11-12 Oct China Shanghai International Circuit
25-26 Oct Japan Suzuka International Circuit
14-16 Nov Macau Da Guia Circuit