FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
First glance, 2012
might look like a
Cruze cruise, but
nothing’s easy when
you’re up against
one of the all-time
great sedan racers,
privateer SEAT in
2012, the Italian
was always there if
the trio of Cruzes
A GUY THEY ALWAYS
HAVE TO BEAT...
here can be no better way for a
manufacturer to step down from a series
than to win the championship three times
in succession, take the top three positions
in its final season and block out the
podium in its very final race.” Newly
crowned World Touring Car Champion Rob
Huff hit the spot when he summed up the
events of this year’s series finale on the
streets of Macau in Southeast Asia.
Chevrolet undoubtedly went out in style.
Chevrolet Europe announced its
decision in the summer to call time on
a long-standing program in the WTCC,
which spanned a wildly successful eight
seasons and two different car models.
Along the way, Chevy claimed those three
drivers’ titles (two for Frenchman Yvan
Muller and one for Huff from Great Britain),
another trio of manufacturers’ crowns
and a grand total of 68 race wins.
It was an amazing final season for
Chevrolet in the WTCC. It won all but four
of the 24 races and the three factory
drivers at the wheel of the latest Cruze
sedan racer developed by RML in the UK
were separated by just 20 points in the
(LEFT) Not a bad
effort... During Chevy’s
eight WTCC seasons,
RML’s engineers and
and three drivers’
titles, along with some
68 race victories.