With the 2011 British Touring Car racing season firmly in the books, the official Chevrolet Cruze BTCC racing team will be going on an indefinite hiatus beginning this year. According to Autosport, Chevy pulled out to concentrate on its World Touring Car Championship team — which spent the last two seasons completely decimating the competition.
The Chevy BTCC team experienced a bit of success during the 2011 season, led by driver and Fifth Gear co-host Jason Plato, who found himself finishing third in the driver’s standings while Team Chevy finished second in manufacturer’s points last season. In 2010, Plato and company powered to a pair of BTCC titles. However, General Motors itself will still be represented in the British racing series by Vauxhall.