Chevrolet welcomed today's announcement that the 2009 World Touring Car Championship will visit the streets of Marrakech, in central Morocco. The announcement was made in the presence of high Moroccan dignitaries. The WTCC race will be the very first international road racing event in the country since the 1958 F1 Grand Prix on the Ain Diab street course in Casablanca. After Pau, Porto and Macau, Marrakech will be the fourth street circuit visited by the WTCC.

"We are very happy with the addition of the Marrakech street race to the 2009 WTCC calendar," said Chevrolet Europe Motorsports Manager, Eric Neve. "Street courses are the natural habitat of the cars we race in the WTCC, so it's great to have an additional city track. But it is equally important to know that the WTCC goes from strength to strength as it will become the first FIA World Championship to visit the African continent since 2002. Chevrolet has won at every street track as well as every new track visited by the WTCC so far and intends to continue that tradition."

Chevrolet 2009 MOROCCAN EVENT