Chevrolet have announced that they will retain their current trio of drivers for the 2011 season of the World Touring Car Championship.

Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu will remain with the RML-run operation next season, as the team introduces a new 1.6 litre turbocharged engine into its Cruze racer. Chevrolet’s driver lineup has remained fairly stable during their time in the series. Huff and Menu have been with the team since its inception in 2005, while Muller joined the team for this season, replacing Nicola Larini, who had also been part of the team since 2005.

Chevrolet Motorsport Europe director Eric Neve said: “Stability has always been one of the key features of our WTCC programme. To confirm our three drivers was the obvious choice, as we really have a terrific trio and Rob, Alain and Yvan have done a great job this year, on and off the track.

“We are happy to make this announcement today, as it will certainly give our drivers and the entire team a psychological boost ahead of the decisive final stint of the championship as well as extra motivation to carry on the intense program of development of the new Cruze that has already begun”.

Muller, who was world champion for SEAT in 2008, currently leads the WTCC drivers’ standings, with Huff fourth and Menu sixth. Chevrolet are also leading the manufacturers’ standings with two rounds remaining.