Imola: Chevrolet qualifying report

THE THREE CRUZES AGAIN IN THE TOP TEN IN IMOLA Excellent Team Work Puts Huff 4th And Larini 9th In The Grid IMOLA, 19th September 2009 Once again, the three Chevrolet Cruzes achieved their goal to be in the top ten of the qualifying session....

THE THREE CRUZES AGAIN IN THE TOP TEN IN IMOLA

Excellent Team Work Puts Huff 4th And Larini 9th In The Grid

IMOLA, 19th September 2009 Once again, the three Chevrolet Cruzes achieved their goal to be in the top ten of the qualifying session. At the fast and technical track of Imola, which hosts the Italian round of the WTCC, the Cruzes were the fastest our dominating competitor, and are determined to keep tomorrow's races open. Rob Huff, fourth, will be well-placed for Race 1, while Nicola Larini, ninth, will aim at Race 2. Alain Menu was unlucky: he made it into Q2, but a mechanical problem prevented him to defend his chances in the decisive session.

The three drivers, and especially Rob and Nicola in Q2, worked closely together to benefit from each other's slipstream.

* QUOTES

Rob Huff (4th): "I am very happy with the result. It was an atypical Q1 session, because of the early red flag, which spoiled my first run. But the three of us made it to Q2, where Nic gave me quite a good hand with slipstreaming and helped me setting a time in second row. I think we are in a good position to go for some good points tomorrow".

Nicola Larini (9th): " The strategy we adopted in the team to tow each other with slipstreaming worked well, at least for Rob, who got the expected result. My runs were a little bit more difficult because of traffic but all in all, I am very satisfied with the car and the result and tomorrow I will be aiming at a good result in Race 2".

Alain Menu (10th): "It was great to get into the top 10 in Q1 but frustrating not to improve my position in Q2. There was an engine problem that prevented me from running in Q2 and we will have to change the engine overnight, so I will lose ten positions on the grid. It's going to be a tough day tomorrow to move forward enough to get into the points but I will do my best..."

Mark Busfield: "We are pleased with the result today; I don't think we could have done better under today's circumstances. It's a real shame for Alain and the team regarding the mechanical trouble. I think that Rob and Nicola can be at the top tomorrow, in both of the races. The team worked really well today, and the pace shown by our cars allows us to look forward to the races tomorrow".

-credit: chevrolet

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Series WTCC
Drivers Rob Huff , Nicola Larini , Alain Menu