Those of you following Chevrolet news for the last few years might remember the Bowtie’s commanding participation in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). For all intents and purposes, Chevy totally annihilated the series with its three WTCC-spec Cruzen, and then pulled out of the series, as there was little point in having a motorsports effort with cars consumers couldn’t buy as a result of GM’s decision to pull Chevrolet out of Europe. Fortunately, after a brief hiatus, Cruze racing is back in The Old World.
This time around, Chevrolet is not running the effort. Instead, the season is organized by a new and independent series called the Chevrolet Cruze Eurocup. The series spans 5 events and 10 races (two races per event) held at the following venues:
- Slovakiaring (Slovakia)
- Red Bull Ring (Austria)
- Hungaroring (Hungary)
- Most (Czech Republic)
- Brno (Czech Republic)
Equality for the drivers is accomplished via a “rotation system” that makes drivers change cars after every race. In addition, the winners are awarded prize money as well a test drive in SEAT Leon ETCC race car.