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2010 Chevrolet Cruze BTCC


Chevrolet is entering the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with two Silverline Chevrolet Cruze. The cars will be prepared by the Wellingborough-based RML team, which also looks after Chevrolet’s WTCC Cruze.

"The Cruze has already shown itself to be a superb racing car in the World Touring Car Championship," said Chevrolet Managing Director, Mark Terry. "So the decision to enter it in the most high profile series in the UK was made much easier. We’re looking forward to an exciting season, and one that will raise the profile of both the Chevrolet brand, and the style and dynamic appeal of the Cruze – a car that has already proven to be a success both on and off the track."

Press release after the jump.

Press release

With a fine motorsport heritage behind it, Chevrolet is one of the most evocative names on any starting grid.

And in 2010, motorsport fans in the UK will get the chance to see an official Chevrolet team in action, with two manufacturer-backed Cruzes entering the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Two Silverline Chevrolet Cruzes will appear on the grid for the 2010 season, expected to be one of the closest and most exciting in the series’ history. The cars will be prepared by the Wellingborough-based RML team, which also looks after Chevrolet’s WTCC Cruzes.

“The Cruze has already shown itself to be a superb racing car in the World Touring Car Championship,” said Chevrolet Managing Director, Mark Terry. “So the decision to enter it in the most high profile series in the UK was made much easier. We’re looking forward to an exciting season, and one that will raise the profile of both the Chevrolet brand, and the style and dynamic appeal of the Cruze – a car that has already proven to be a success both on and off the track.”

As far as drivers are concerned, the Silverline Chevrolet team sports an exciting mixture of both youth and experience, with former BTCC champion and 2009 runner-up, Jason Plato, driving the first car, and 19-year old Alex MacDowall driving the second. It’s the Carlisle-based teenager’s first season in BTCC, having previously competed in the top rankings of the Renault Clio Cup.

Plato has already driven a Chevrolet in the BTCC through 2009, a privately entered Lacetti sponsored by Silverline Tools, which continues to be a major team sponsor alongside Chevrolet UK.

“I always had confidence that teaming up with RML and Chevrolet would mean wins, The Lacetti of 2009 was a formidable piece of kit,” said Plato, 42. “Now in 2010 we have manufacturer support from Chevrolet and a very exciting new car in the Cruze. We are very motivated to make this our year, the opposition had better be ready - Roll on Thruxton!”



5 comments:

I heard that the first generation is a subcompact crossover SUV and was manufactured by Suzuki under a joint venture with GM.

So, as I said, there are some ECU modifications but there is also a new sport exhaust system namely a Sport and a Racing one with dual-tube tailpipes in chrome or black chrome so thanks to these modifications I just mentioned, this modified Porsche Carrera 997 can deliver an extra 15 horsepower.

The media creates the self fulfilling prophecy. Couple that to the neo American "Japanese = cool" attitude and the recipe is disaster for Detroit in spite of how devastating it will be for the entire country.

If I’m going to put my name on it, where do you think I’m going to place it? There is too much stickers on it even race cars have the right to say Not Too Much Sticker Please!

Well, I wouldn’t be so sure that it’s a sure win as there are also other great cars and drivers in the British Touring car championship race. Plus a race is not finish until the checkered flag is waved, you know there could still be problems technically for all race cars during the race. Anyhow, its going to be really exciting as great drivers are equipped with a great team with awesome cars, am really excited for the BTCC race. Good luck to everyone involve.

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