Cruzes Make The Most of Busy Testing Day in Monza

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Chevrolet WTCC Racing press release

Robert Huff, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet
Robert Huff, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet

Photo by: General Motors

MONZA, 8 March 2012: There was a first-school-day atmosphere of today in Monza as the 2012 WTCC kicked off with a full day of unofficial testing. Altogether, five one-hour sessions were held, allowing teams and drivers to prepare the cars for the season-opener this weekend.

The Chevrolet team approached the day methodically with the objective to work both on performance and reliability. The morning sessions were devoted to set-up and simulate a full race.

The engines in all three cars were changed, ready to be officially sealed by FIA as the units that should last the entire season. The engines used in today’s session will be utilized as spares. The afternoon sessions were devoted to shaking-down the cars with their new power units and for slipstreaming tests.

Despite this being a working day, the three Cruzes topped the combined time sheet, with Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu all within less than three tenths of a second. It was also an excellent day for the other Cruzes present on the track: Alex McDowell (Bamboo Engineering) finished 5th fastest, Rickard Rydell (Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden) a place behind in 6th and Pasquale Di Sabatino (Bamboo Engineering) in 11th.

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