The 2014 Trofeo news

The 2014 Trofeo news

One of the most eagerly-awaited moments of the Trofeo Maserati awards ceremony was when news broke about the 2014 Trofeo calendar.

The new calendar confirms the series’ international flavour with six round line-up that takes in different continents. The championship will once again be run on the same weekends as top-drawer WEC, DTM and WTCC events. Things get underway at Vallelunga for the pre-season shakedown (12 April) before the first official race at Spa-Francorchamps (3/4 May). From there it is on to the Hungaroring (31 May/1 June) before the transfers to Japan and the USA in August (the two venues will be announced in the coming weeks). The final two rounds are planned for Shanghai (11/12 October) and Abu Dhabi (11/12 December). Again, the Trofeo will be held on prestigious circuits.

The stages are not the only new things as the cars will also be modified. The aerodynamics will be tweaked in the off-season with a flat undertray adopted, a new aerodynamic front end, new set up and vents. The time the drivers have to spend behind the wheel will also increase and the scoring system will be overhauled with more points awarded for the endurance races.

 

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