New 1.6 Turbo Engine Successfully Completes Its First Thousand Kms Of Tests Flawless Run for the 2011 Cruze in Jerez, as team prepares final rounds of 2010 WTCC JEREZ, 14th October 2010 The Chevrolet team concluded yesterday an important ...
New 1.6 Turbo Engine Successfully Completes Its First Thousand Kms Of Tests
Flawless Run for the 2011 Cruze in Jerez, as team prepares final rounds of 2010 WTCC
JEREZ, 14th October 2010 The Chevrolet team concluded yesterday an important three-day testing session in Jerez, which saw in action both the current Cruze and the 2011 model equipped with the new 1.6 turbo engine petrol. Rob Huff and Yvan Muller shared the driving duties in Andalusia.
The test with the 2010 Cruze was aimed at preparing the two final and decisive rounds of the current WTCC season. The team's work focused mainly on brakes, which are to play a key role in Japan and Macau, where Chevrolet and Muller will defend their respective leads in the Manufacturers' and Drivers' standings.
In parallel, the 1.6 turbo-powered 2011 Cruze completed an impressive 1020 kms without any problem. This is a very encouraging outcome for the first long test of the new car and engine, as development work will continue in forthcoming weeks.
Rob Huff : "This was a very positive test. The new engine is responding well and we are exactly where we wanted to be. The drivability of the car is really excellent, thanks the much better torque of the turbo engine, and I'm anxious to continue the development work together with Yvan, Alain, the engineers and the entire team".
Yvan Muller : "It was the first time I was driving the 2011 Cruze and the new engine and I was very positively impressed. We still have a lot of work to do, but we have a very good basis to build upon and we are working in the right direction. Now, of course, we have a job to finish in the current season and we are completely motivated and committed to conquer both titles in the Asian finale that is about to start".