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Chevrolet Cruze Race Series for 2010

Thu, 14 Jan 2010

"Modern", "stylish" and "surprisingly affordable" are words that have been used to describe the Chevrolet Cruze, and now
those very same attributes are being transferred to the race track in a new
one-make race series, announced at the Autosport Show at the NEC in Birmingham.


Of course, the Cruze is no stranger to on-track
success, having already completed a season at World Touring Car level, taking
its maiden victory in Marrakech before it had even arrived in showrooms.


The winning driver in that race was Brit Rob Huff, and
it’s no surprise that Huff is one of the men behind the new Cruze Cup. The
other is former racing driver Paul McMillan from Wisbech, Cambs, whose Maxtreme
Racing operation is offering privateer teams and drivers the opportunity to
compete in the new series.


“Our aim is to offer drivers a chance to show their
skills in equally matched cars in a fairly high profile series,” said McMillan.
“The fact this is a car with racing pedigree, but is little different to what’s
found in showrooms makes it all the more exciting.”


The Cruze Cup consists of seven rounds of three
20-minute races at circuits across the UK, kicking off at Rockingham,
Northants, on the weekend of April 10 and 11. It will be run as part of the
Dunlop Sport Maxx cup, meaning the races will be aired on television and will
be part of high-profile meetings at various circuits across England and Wales.


Each car is based on a standard showroom spec
1.8-litre Cruze, converted to accommodate KW racing suspension and bespoke
Rimstock alloy wheels. Mechanically, they are little different to standard
cars, and all Cruzes on the grid will be scrutineered to ensure  that the series is all about driver
skill, as each vehicle will be identical.


The series also has its own website –
– where further information can be found, while potential participants


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