Chevrolet Starts Tests With The 2011 1.6 Turbo Cruze

Other News, 16 September 2010

ZURICH – WELLINGBOROUGH, 15th September 2010 – The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze WTCC took the track today for the first time at MIRA testing facility, with Rob Huff at the wheel. This is a key step in the preparation programme for the 2011 season, which will see the debut of the new 1.6 turbo petrol engine entirely designed, built and developed by Chevrolet and RML.

Today’s first shake-down was completely satisfactory and the testing and development programme will continue in the forthcoming days at MIRA and other tracks.

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Rob Huff: “It is always a very emotional moment for a driver and a team to take a new car to the track for its first miles, and particularly this time, as the Cruze 2011 and its new engine are an ambitious and challenging project. Now starts the development phase and much work lies ahead, but what I can tell from today’s first test is that it is a very interesting evolution and that WTCC racing is going to be extremely exciting in 2011!” 

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