ChevroletCruze.net - Chevrolet won in Macau the Manufacturers’ WTCC title, and Yvan Muller was officially declared Drivers’ WTCC Champion. This double success, the first of Chevrolet and GM in a FIA-sanctioned world championship, is the perfect finish to the outstanding campaign of the Cruze throughout the season.
Rob Huff and Yvan Muller took a double win in Race 1, after a perfect performance. In Race 2, the Chevrolet pair had to work hard to pass Farfus, finishing 3rd and 4th. This means that Chevrolet has been on the podium in 21 of the 22 races this year. Unfortunately, Huff finished tied in points with Tarquini, so Tarquini was declared vice-champion only on number of wins and Huff took the runner-up position. The Swiss came in 7th position in Race 1, after a contact with the wall in the first lap, but could not take advantage from the first row position in Race 2, due to a mechanical problem causing him to get stuck on the grid.
After the race, “We are the Champions!” was being sung in the Chevrolet garage, as the RML team was preparing for a long night of well-deserved celebrations. Work will resume once back in Europe with a new challenge ahead: getting the new Cruze 1.6 turbo as competitive as the current race car in 2011.
Source: GM Media Relations