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Chevrolet To Retain Trio Of Drivers For 2012

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Muller, Huff and Menu celebrate their 1-2-3 finish in the second race at Valencia - Photo Credit:

Muller, Huff and Menu celebrate their 1-2-3 finish in the second race at Valencia - Photo Credit:

Chevrolet have announced that they will retain their current World Touring Car Championship driver lineup of Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alain Menu into 2012.

Between them the trio have won 16 of the 18 races so far in 2011, with six races remaining in the fight for the drivers' title.

Huff and Menu have been part of the RML-run team since its first season in 2005, while next year will be Muller's third with the outfit since his switch from SEAT.

“I am happy we can announce our 2012 driver line up ahead of the last, decisive rounds of this season,” said Chevrolet Racing Manager Eric Neve.

“It makes perfect sense for us to keep them onboard. Rob, Alain and Yvan are not only three top class drivers, committed and professional, they are also excellent ambassadors of our brand. They can now travel to Asia with even clearer minds. It is an exceptional situation to have the three drivers of the same team as the only title contenders.

“We will try and manage this in the fairest way possible by providing them the best cars and conditions to defend their chances. There won't be any team orders as such. They will race each other hard but it will have to remain fair and not endanger the interests of the team and the brand. I am sure we are going to see some exciting racing.”

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