SMOOTH START FOR THE CRUZES IN COOL MACAU Huff 3rd in Trouble-Free Testing Session Held With Cool Weather MACAU, 19th March 2009 The last event of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship in Macau started today with the traditional testing ...
SMOOTH START FOR THE CRUZES IN COOL MACAU
Huff 3rd in Trouble-Free Testing Session Held With Cool Weather
MACAU, 19th March 2009 The last event of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship in Macau started today with the traditional testing session, which allowed the Chevrolet team to initiate the work to find the best set-ups and car balance for the Cruze, which is making its debut on the streets of the former Portuguese enclave, a track particularly dear to the Chevy team.
The session, which took place in perfect but unusually cool conditions, went smoothly and without any problems for the three Cruzes, which did not look for lap performances. Rob Huff scored the third-fastest time, while Alain Menu and Nicola Larini finished the session in positions 9 and 11, respectively.
Rob Huff (3rd): "It was a good session, but the track is very `green' and slippery, I believe it will improve once there is a little bit more of rubber on it. We made few changes to the car during the session and everything seems to work well, we are heading in the right direction".
Alain Menu (9th): "It was not an easy session, the track was difficult and the car is not entirely to my liking, I just tried to familiarize with it in this very special circuit. We have some work to do, but it is just the start of the weekend and things will be coming smoothly".
Nicola Larini (11th): "My session was disturbed by the various accidents, so I was not able to run on new tires and try a quick lap. This said, the car seems to have a good potential here and I find the track quicker than last year".
Mark Busfield: "Today has been a good insight for us as this is the first time we have run the Cruze in Macau, the cars have all tried a different programme of work to prepare for the weekend, its been a useful day and we have some good information to find performance and ensure we have the pace in qualifying tomorrow".