Huff completes Chevrolet testing programme

Over 4,500 kms of tests

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25 February 2011 - 14:58
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The Chevrolet team continued working on the development and testing of the Cruze 1.6 turbo car. Rob Huff completed the last pre-season test, yesterday at Sywell airfield and today at Silverstone.

So far, the new Cruze has covered over 4,500 kms of tests, equal to 2/3 of total mileage covered during one WTCC race season.

Development work is aimed at optimizing both performance and reliability, in view of meeting the very demanding criteria of the new FIA technical rules, by which only one engine change per car will be allowed in 2011 and none in 2012. Work is also focusing on other areas such as front brakes and tyres that have to stand the heavier constraints resulting from increased power and torque.

Whilst Huff was testing, Yvan Muller and its WTCC champion car were the guests of honour in a special celebration that took place at the Bira Circuit in Pattaya, Thailand and was attended by over 60 media representatives from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.

Next week Muller, Huff and Alain Menu will attend the press days of the Geneva Motor Show and will be available for the media at the Chevrolet stand.

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