Chevrolet commemorates eight successful years of racing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship with a six-minute video that relives the emotions, joy, pain, tears and celebrations that marked this adventure.
The video highlights the journey taken by the team from the inception of the WTCC in 2005, with the Chevrolet Lacetti, to the brand’s last race in Macau in November 2012 – with the Chevrolet Cruze cars claiming the top three spots and leaving the series with 68 race wins under its belt.
“When we re-launched the brand in Europe in 2005, we decided to take on the challenge posed by the WTCC as this would be a veritable testing ground for our cars. Over the years, we have climbed to the helm of the series,” said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.
The Chevrolet Cruze has become one of the brand’s top selling nameplates. Since its launch in 2009, more than 1.7 million Cruzes have been sold, an achievement that can in part be attributed to the success on the track.
“We are extremely proud of the three double World Titles we have won in the series and of the 68 victories over the last eight years.The WTCC has been a powerful brand platform and showcase for Chevrolet and Cruze in Europe, and markets throughout the world,” Docherty said.