The Three Cruzes Start The Season's Final Week-end In The Top Five
Huff fastest, Menu 2nd and Muller 5th in testing session in Macau
MACAU, 18th November 2010 The last round of the 2010 WTCC season started positively for Chevrolet, with the three Cruzes in the top five, and Rob Huff and Alain Menu topping the time sheet of the testing session. Definitely, the team is off to a good start of a week-end where the main objective is to ensure the Teams' title.
In sunny and warm weather, all drivers worked to adapt to the difficult and fast circuit in the former Portuguese enclave and were confronted with a track which still has little grip. The Cruzes proved competitive straight away, with Menu and Huff occupying the top spot successively, while Yvan Muller finished the session fifth. Work on the set-up will continue in the two free practice sessions tomorrow morning, ahead of the afternoon's qualifying, exceptionally held on Friday.
Rob Huff (1st): "Topping the ranking on Friday doesn't mean much, but it's always nice and gives confidence ahead of the more serious things. The track is still very green and there were a lot of people learning the circuit, but the Cruze seems to perform well and this is encouraging ahead of a week-end where I will try to bring home the second position in the Drivers' championship".
Alain Menu (2nd): "I am happy with the result, the car showed good performance. It is under- steering excessively in tight corners, but this is normal at this stage, as the track has not a lot of grip at the moment. It should be better tomorrow, but we'll also work on the balance, as Macau is a place where it is critical to have good grip on the front".
Yvan Muller (5th): "I had a quiet working session, not seeking for lap times and not taking any risk. Actually, as this is my first time in Macau with the Cruze, I needed to adjust my driving. The Cruze is a little bit more nervous than the cars I had driven in the past, especially in the mountain section, but is better in the wider, faster corners".