Chevrolet to leave the World Touring Car Championship

Following a strategic review of Chevrolet’s motorsport and marketing programs, Chevrolet will leave the World Touring Car Championship at the end of the 2012 season.

The eight-year program has so far resulted in two Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships (2010-2011) and 59 race wins for Chevrolet. For three consecutive years, Chevrolet’s racing team has proven the on-track abilities of the Cruze, the brand’s best-selling nameplate, against major contenders in motorsports.

This announcement is being made mid season to allow Chevrolet’s race drivers and race partner RML to plan for the future.

The Chevrolet WTCC Team currently leads both Championships and is aiming to finish on a high by adding two more World Titles to its achievements in the series.

Chevrolet will continue to be present in global motorsports with its many other race series, including IndyCar and GT racing.

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