BTCC

RML confirm Plato and MacDowall for BTCC Cruze’s

1 Mins read

RML are set to run two works Chevrolet Cruze’s in the 2010 British Touring Car Championship piloted by Jason Plato and 19-year old Alex MacDowall.

Backed once again by Silverline the Wellingborough-based team will enter the BTCC season whilst they run the WTCC operation alongside.

“The Cruze has already shown itself to be a superb racing car in the World Touring Car Championship,” said Chevrolet Managing Director, Mark Terry. “So the decision to enter it in the most high profile series in the UK was made much easier. We're looking forward to an exciting season, and one that will raise the profile of both the Chevrolet brand, and the style and dynamic appeal of the Cruze – a car that has already proven to be a success both on and off the track.”

The two confirmed drivers for 2010 are former BTCC champion and 2009 runner-up Jason Plato, partnered by 19-year old Alex MacDowall who will be making his BTCC debut after previously competing in the Renault Clio Cup.

“I always had confidence that teaming up with RML and Chevrolet would mean wins, The Lacetti of 2009 was a formidable piece of kit,” said Plato, 42. “Now in 2010 we have manufacturer support from Chevrolet and a very exciting new car in the Cruze. We are very motivated to make this our year, the opposition had better be ready -Roll on Thruxton!”

The first race in the 2010 BTCC season – and Chevrolet's debut as an official manufacturer-backed team – takes place on Easter Sunday, April 4, at Thruxton, Hants. Fans can follow the progress of the Chevrolet team at a dedicated website – www.chevroletbtcc.co.uk

2982 posts

About author
Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Checkered Flag who grew up visiting race circuits around the UK also a freelance motorsport PR officer. Outside of motorsport a lover of music, photography, NBA and NFL.
Articles
Related posts
BTCC

Turkington bounces back with brilliant Brands Hatch Indy Race Three win

3 Mins read
Colin Turkington finally sealed a BMW one-two alongside Jake Hill in a superb drive to seal Round Six of BTCC at Brands Hatch Indy.
BTCC

Cook secures Brands Hatch Indy double after defensive masterclass, Chilton on reverse grid pole

4 Mins read
Rich Energy BTC Racing’s Josh Cook produced a defensive masterclass to hold off Dan Cammish and seal a Brands Hatch Indy double at Round Four of the 2022 BTCC season.
BTCC

Cook breaks down BMW dominance to seal Race One win at Brands Hatch Indy

3 Mins read
After BMW dominance in qualifying, it was Josh Cook’s Rich Energy BTC Honda that took Round Four of the 2022 BTCC season at Brands Hatch Indy ahead of championship leader Tom Ingram and Dan Cammish.