Chevrolet celebrates a triumphant season
First title ever for any GM brand
The 1-2 finish of Rob Huff and Yvan Muller in the first race at Macau gave Chevrolet the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship title for Manufacturers’.
The level of competition on the track between the three brands represented was incredibly high and balanced, as it is proved by the figures: BMW and Chevrolet claimed seven victories apiece and SEAT eight.
“I am very proud today. To win Chevrolet’s first championship in the World Touring Cars is fantastic. This is not only the first FIA world championship for Chevrolet, but the first ever for any GM brand and it feels great to be part of that,” said Eric Nève, Motorsport Manager of Chevrolet.
For Chevrolet that joined WTCC in 2005, this was a triumphant season with the Cruze cars run by the RML team. A season that was also worth the Drivers’ Championship with Yvan Muller.
“We have fought for both championships this year and winning the Drivers’ title obviously helped for the Manufacturers’. To be able to get both was a great achievement. It has been a terrific season. We finished on the podium 21 out of 22 races, only missing out at Brands Hatch. The team have had a consistent season, from starting with a 1-2-3 in Brazil to ending on a high note in Macau,” Nève added.
Chevrolet has already confirmed the winning team for next year: Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu. “Aside from Yvan and Rob, Alain has also been a great team player this year and although things haven’t gone his way he has really contributed to the team’s success,” concluded Nève.
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