Rickard Rydell to race at Monza

"It will be great to return to WTCC"

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29 February 2012 - 23:40
Rickard Rydell to race at Monza

Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden and reigning Scandinavian Touring Car champion Rickard Rydell will take part in the WTCC opening at Monza.

This will be the team’s fourth outing in the world championship, following three previous guest appearances in 2008 and 2010. Rydell, meanwhile – who will drive a Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T – enjoys substantial experience of the championship from his participation in the series between 2005 and 2009, when he claimed five race wins.

Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden’s main target for the season is to retain the Scandinavian title, but the team also assess the opportunity of an extended WTCC programme, with further outings possible later this year.

“It will be great to return to WTCC, and particularly to do it together with an all-Swedish team. Our aim for the year ahead is to retain our STCC title, and the WTCC outing will provide us with a valuable opportunity to get back into the racing groove,” said Rydell.

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