Chevrolet releases video commemorating its eight-year WTCC success

Article by Anita Panait, on December 27, 2012

Chevrolet is commemorating eight years of successful racing by showing a highlights reel that relives all the joy, pain, tears and celebrations that marked the carmaker’s ascension to the peak of World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), considered as the top touring car series in the world. 

Chevrolet’s video underscores the voyage its team has taken – from the inception of the WTCC in 2005, with the Chevrolet Lacetti positioned at just over two seconds behind pole position, to its last race in Macau in November 2012, with the Chevrolet Cruzes getting the top three spots and leaving the series with 68 race victories under its belt.

The team’s steady rise to the series’ summit was the result of Chevrolet and RML’s resolve to become the best in the world -- a philosophy that is mirrored in the carmaker’s product range.

Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe, remarked that when they re-launched the brand in Europe in 2005, they decided to take on the challenge posed by the WTCC, making the series a veritable testing ground for its cars. She quipped, that over the years, they managed to climb “the helm of the series.”

During its eight-year stint in the WTCC, Chevrolet amassed three double titles -- Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ -- as well as 68 race wins.

Chevrolet also managed to post a new record after finishing the 2012 season with 1,025 points – an achievement that has never been accomplished in the series. Let the eight-year figures speak for Chevrolet: its drivers completed 23 double and 17 triple victories, achieved 184 podiums finishes, 36 pole positions and 61 fastest laps in 178 races. Chevrolet drivers also drove for 820 laps and won a total of 3,580 Manufacturers’ championship points (4,470 Drivers’ points).

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