2011 Chevrolet Cruze BTCC

March 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Silverline Chevrolet team revealed their new 2011 Cruze BTCC race car for this season’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The car has the same sort of specs as the WTCC Cruze built by RML and uses the same successful driver line-up as 2010; driver’s champion Jason Plato and promising young gun, Alex MacDowall. It does get a new livery though, featuring prominent sponsorship from Silverline, as well as series sponsors Dunlop, Holiday Inn, Auto Express and Evo.The car makes its debut at the first race of the season on Sunday April 3 at Brands Hatch, Kent.

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In 2011, the series sees a record grid, with 27 cars confirmed and 13 different models of car. As well as the manufacturer-backed Silverline Chevrolet team, a further three Chevrolets are running as privateer entries – proof that the brand’s racing DNA runs deep through motorsport.

Unveiling the cars at the BTCC Media Launch at Silverstone, Northants, RML Group’s Sponsorship Director, Rupert Mainwaring, said: “It’s great to see the Silverline Chevrolet team getting such great support – it shows the broad appeal of the country’s most exciting motorsport series, and gives us a great boost as we head into what promises to be the BTCC’s most competitive season ever.”

Chevrolet Managing Director, Mark Terry, said: “Last year I had great pride in seeing the Chevrolet Cruze winning the BTCC driver’s title in its first full season, and this year I can’t wait to once again see the Cruze leading rival models around the track. We’ve got a great team behind us, and we’re extremely excited about our prospects for 2011. It’s Chevrolet’s centenary year, we have four major new model launches, and it’s important that our long tradition of motorsport is part of what will be one of the most significant years in our company’s history.”