Alain Menu to be guest of honor at Swiss race

Alain Menu And The Cruze, Guests Of Honor At Swiss Race Event In June Swiss Fans To Enjoy Rare Opportunity At The Course Automobile de Romont WELLINGBOROUGH / ZURICH, 1st February 2010 - Alain Menu, as all Swiss drivers, has not many ...

Alain Menu And The Cruze, Guests Of Honor At Swiss Race Event In June

Swiss Fans To Enjoy Rare Opportunity At The Course Automobile de Romont

WELLINGBOROUGH / ZURICH, 1st February 2010 - Alain Menu, as all Swiss drivers, has not many opportunities to race in his home country. Despite a great motorsport tradition, the alpine country has no speed tracks and a strict regulation with regards to motorsports which only allows it to host some rallying and hill-climbing events.

Still, Alain will have the joy to delight his country-fellow fans next 12-13 June when he'll participate in a demo at the Course Automobile de Romont, in the Fribourg canton, driving a two- seater Chevrolet Cruze WTCC. The Geneva-born driver will be the guest of honor of the 40th edition of this traditional event.

This will give Swiss fans the possibility to acclaim one of their best drivers of modern times and Alain the satisfaction to follow the footprints of two great Swiss legends: Fribourg was the home of Jo Siffert, who started his career storming the roads of this hilly region, while Clay Regazzoni was the guest of honor at the Course Automobile de Romont in 1999, driving a specially- equipped vehicle.

For the time being, Alain is completely focused on the forthcoming start of the WTCC season (which kicks off on 6-7 March in Curitiba) and will carry out on 17-18 February the last testing session, in Valencia, alongside team mates Rob Huff and Yvan Muller.

* QUOTES

Alain Menu: "Anyone in Switzerland wishing to make a career in motorsports basically has to expatriate. Swiss fans are used to travel abroad to see races and support their drivers, and I have met a lot of them throughout my many years of racing, but having the possibility to be at the wheel of the Cruze on home soil and in front of my fans is really a rare chance! I'm anxious to be in Romont, an iconic event in our country, and being there driving a Chevrolet, not very far away from where Louis Chevrolet was born, is a plus. It will be an emotional moment, which I look forward to enjoy and share with Swiss fans".

-source: chevrolet wtcc

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