The season finale of the World Touring Car Championship has been switched to Friday 27th November due to a political event in Qatar clashing with the original date of 22nd November.

The enforced shift has caused a calendar headache for the FIA as the surrounding weekends of the initial date, 21-22 November, will host the final two rounds of the Formula 1 championship and the finale of the World Rally Championship.

As a result, the current proposal is to run the final two races of the 2015 WTCC season on Friday 27th November.

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The new date is still subject to approval from the FIA Motor Sport Council.

If the date is given the green light, it will be the first time a WTCC event has taken place on a Friday and the first time a championship decider will not be held on a Sunday.

The WTCC Race of Qatar is set to make its debut on the series calendar this season after the traditional finale in Macau was dropped last year.