Cruzes Go To Macau To Finish The Job FIA Court of Appeal decision brings necessary clarification ahead of season's finale ZURICH -- WELLINGBOROUGH, 17th November 2010 -- The 2010 World Touring Car Championship is coming to an end, as ...
Cruzes Go To Macau To Finish The Job
FIA Court of Appeal decision brings necessary clarification ahead of season's finale
ZURICH -- WELLINGBOROUGH, 17th November 2010 -- The 2010 World Touring Car Championship is coming to an end, as drivers, teams and cars get ready in Macau for the traditional WTCC closing event in the streets of the former Portuguese enclave.
After having clearly led the championship for the entire season, Chevrolet is a few points away from securing its first Manufacturers' WTCC title, while Yvan Muller is closer to be declared as the Drivers' champion, following the FIA Court of Appeal's decision on Okayama's results, which gives him a mathematical certainty in terms of points ahead of the 2010 last round. In the interest of sports, Chevrolet had sought to have the issues arisen in Okayama (the sequential gearbox used by and the weight compensation applied to our main competitor) solved via a gentlemen's agreement, but the other party involved preferred to have them brought before the FIA Court of Appeal. Chevrolet welcomes the Court's decision, which, in our view, re-instates the spirit of the WTCC technical rules and brings the necessary clarification ahead of the final and decisive round of the 2010 season.
Expectation and anxiety are growing, as always before the Macau rendez-vous. Not only because the Chinese races are often decisive for the title, but also because this is one of the most iconic rounds in the calendar. The Guia circuit is certainly a track similar to no other and one where anything can happen. From there stems the reputation of the event of being "a lottery", which is not inconsistent with the city's main industry, gambling!
At the eve of this crucial final round, the Chevrolet/RML team is completely focused on the job to be done and confident on the potential of the Cruze, which has proven competitive throughout the season, and should perform well in Macau too, a circuit where Chevrolet has excellent memories from recent years.