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Chevrolet Confirms WTCC and RML to 2010.
Issued October 2nd 2007

Chevrolet Confirms WTCC Participation for a Further Three Years

Increased sales of Chevrolet cars have been directly attributable to the brand's global motorsports programme, of which participation in the World Touring Car Championship is a significant part. As a result Chevrolet Europe has re-signed with UK-based Ray Mallock Limited to extend the current agreement and WTCC commitment beyond the 2007 season. Under the agreement the "works" Chevrolets cars will be entered in all rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Since the start of the WTCC programme at the beginning of the 2005 season, the Chevrolet Lacetti’s – driven by Rob Huff, Nicola Larini and Alain Menu – have gone from strength to strength; from occasional point scorers in 2005 to regular race winners this season.

Chevrolet’s success on the racetracks in the four corners of the world is also reflected by the sales figures in the European marketplace. In 2005 – the first year of the introduction of the Chevrolet brand in all the markets – some 295,000 cars were sold. One year later, a 15.8% increase translated into a total sale of 342,000 cars, while figures for the current year to date suggest that a 33% increase over the 2006 figures has already been reached.

Wayne Brannon, Executive in Charge Chevrolet Europe, expressed his satisfaction: “At Chevrolet Europe
we have been very pleased with the way our WTCC programme has been received by the importers and dealers in the markets. The great results the RML team and their drivers have achieved on the track have helped boosting the momentum of Chevrolet in the European marketplace. The way the championship has developed and matured over the past three seasons has also helped us in reaching our decision. Over the next three years we will continue to use the synergy between racing success and the product, while at the same time we will use our success to reach new communities beyond the traditional motorsports fans and media. ”

Eric Nève, Motorsports Manager Chevrolet Europe, responded: “The extension of the current agreement should be seen as a commitment by Chevrolet Europe to the FIA World Touring Car Championship, but also as the result of the constant increase of performance of our cars due to the excellent work of RML. The team has worked very hard over the past three seasons, each time finding steps forward, and will continue to do so over the coming winter as we prepare the 2008 campaign.”

“Everyone at RML is delighted to confirm this continuation of our motorsport partnership with General Motors, " said Ray Mallock, Chief Executive and founder of RML. "This will take us to nineteen consecutive years of working with GM. It is very rewarding to be closely involved in this important time for the Chevrolet brand and to be a part of its success.”

For more information on Chevrolet’s World Touring Car Championship programme, please contact:

Eric Nève at Chevrolet Europe
Tel : + 41 79 681 89 76

RML Group Background
The RML Group comprises seven divisions; Motorsport, Automotive, Engines, Events, Historic, X-Power and X-Pro. Based in Northamptonshire, England the company’s 4,300 square metre facility includes full design, development, manufacturing and operational support for automotive engineering projects.

RML has achieved success in a diverse range of motorsport categories including GT/sportscars, touring cars, rally cars, single seaters and oval speedway cars. In 2006 RML teams are competing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Series.

RML work together with a number of specialist official suppliers and technical partners, including Autoglym, Beissbarth UK, DuPont Refinish and Chicago Pneumatic.

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