Sparkling Awards Ceremony for RML Chevrolet.
Issued November 19th 2007
Chevrolet Stars at WTCC Awards
The RML Chevrolet team rounded off the 2007 season by cleaning-up
at the glittering World Touring Car Championship (WTCC)
awards in Macau on Sunday evening (November 18th).
the dust settled on the final race of the season around
the torturous street circuit, the RML Chevrolet drivers,
team bosses and crew celebrated the team’s amazinglysuccessful
season in style at the sparkling ceremony held at the Fisherman’s
The team collected trophies for Alain Menu’s victory
in race one in Macau (right), as well as one for being race
one winning manufacturer, which was presented to Ray Mallock,
RML Group Chief Executive. Trophies were also given for
Rob Huff’s third place in race one and Nicola Larini’s
second place in race two. Eric Neve, Motorsport Manager
of Chevrolet Europe was presented with a special trophy
to mark the team’s finish as third-placed manufacturer
in the WTCC.
With a total of five trophies on the evening, RML took two
more than BMW and SEAT, and three more than Alfa Romeo.
The RML Chevrolet team enjoyed a hugely successful 2007
season, with Alain Menu becoming the driver with the most
wins (five) and pole positions (five) over the course of
any WTCC season. Indeed, despite not winning the title,
Alain picked up more top-level statistics than any other
single driver, including Andy Priaulx (WTRCC Champion) by
failing to clinch just one of the many accolades; that of
the greatest number of "fastest laps". RML Chevrolet
took seven wins from 22 starts, representing a win rate
of 32%, also leading more laps than any other team. Alain
was also topped the charts for the most laps led over the
season with 64, 16 more that Augusto Farfus.
Ray Mallock said: “We have enjoyed another fantastic
season with Chevrolet, with most successful since the start
of our partnership in 2005. These trophies are an important
reflection of our success, as they represent the hard work,
dedication and unwavering spirit throughout the RML Chevrolet
“We have recently renewed our partnership with Chevrolet
for a further three years, and I am confident that our teamwork,
continuous improvement, attention to detail, reliability
and winning focus will lead us to our next goal of being
World Touring Car Champions.
information about the FIA World Touring Car Championship
More information on RML is available at www.rmlmallock.co.uk.
More information on Team Chevrolet is available at www.chevroleteurope.com
Racing Insight on the Web
the 2007 WTCC season, Chevrolet Insight has
been giving a behind-the-scenes look at the Chevrolet
WTCC racing team. On Saturday and Sunday, media and
fans alike could obtain the latest information and ask
their questions via the web in Chevrolet's own web cast.
There were regular airings during every race weekend,
and then a full 15-minute review programme which can
be viewed at any time. Visit www.chevrolet-insight.com.