Chevy WTCC team has just completed an extremely important three-day testing in Jerez, where both the 2010 Cruze and the all-new Cruze packed with the new 1.6 turbo engine petrol have undergone some serious work-out.

With the 2010 Cruze, the team was mostly focused on the breaking system, which will play key role in the upcoming, two final and decisive rounds of the current WTCC season - Japan and Macau.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze with its 1.6 turbo-powered engine has successfully topped the impressive figure of 1020 km without any problem, which is more than extraordinary result for the first long test of the new car, as development work will continue in forthcoming weeks.

Rob Huff : "This was a very positive test. The new engine is responding well and we are exactly where we wanted to be. The drivability of the car is really excellent, thanks the much better torque of the turbo engine, and I'm anxious to continue the development work together with Yvan, Alain, the engineers and the entire team".

Yvan Muller : "It was the first time I was driving the 2011 Cruze and the new engine and I was very positively impressed. We still have a lot of work to do, but we have a very good basis to build upon and we are working in the right direction. Now, of course, we have a job to finish in the current season and we are completely motivated and committed to conquer both titles in the Asian finale that is about to start".

2011 Chevrolet Cruze WTCC Jerez testing, 1 of 2
2011 Chevrolet Cruze WTCC Jerez testing, 2 of 2