The 2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season will kick off at Spa-Francorchamps after the cancellation of the Norisring round.
The Nuremberg event was initially scheduled as the season-opener in a revised scheduled released earlier this week.
However, a ban on major events meant the city would not allow the race to go ahead, thereby leading to its cancellation.
Series promoter ITR added that it has now received permission from local authorities in Belgium to conduct what would be the first DTM race at fabled grand prix circuit since 2005.
“The decision not to grant governmental permission for the DTM races at the Norisring came as a surprise to us.
“However, we respect the decision by the City of Nuremberg. For the DTM, too, safety of everyone involved has the highest priority. Now, we are looking forward to the new season opener at Spa-Francorchamps.”
The ITR will not replace the Norisring round with another race, meaning the 2020 season will run to nine rounds, concluding at the Hockenheim on November 06-08.