12-02-29 - Rydell enters WTCC premiere

Rickard Rydell and Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden will race their new Chevrolet Cruze in the WTCC premiere at Monza in less than a fortnight.
”It’s perfect for the team to continue the preparations for the STCC with a race in the WTCC”, said Rickard Rydell.

Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden will make a guest apperance in the WTCC. The team has entered one car – one of its new turboengined Chevrolet Cruzes – for Rickard Rydell in the premiere at Monza on 10-11th of March.
”It’s fantastic to be back in the WTCC, if only for a guest apperance. The championship looks strong this year with interesting additions from Ford and later Honda and Lada. For us Monza is a one-off at the moment – our main priority is to defend the STCC title”, said Rickard Rydell.
”A race in the WTCC is prefect for the team to continue the preparations for the STCC. We have some new team members so the mechanics, engineer and myself can get to know each other, work in a race environment and hit the ground running in the STCC.”
Rydell and Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden have already tested the Cruze at Valencia earlier this year, producing promising lap times.
”We have a fast car and even if it’s most important for the team to learn the new Cruze, we hope to leave Monza with two good race results.”