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WTCC: Chevrolet's 1st Victory on Brands Hatch

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Alain Menu was welcomed back to the pits as a hero by the Chevrolet garage at the end of Race 2 as he achieved the team's first race victory on an extremely wet Brands Hatch circuit. Rickard Rydell finished 2nd with fellow SEAT driver James Thompson obtaining his second 3rd place result of the day.

Andy Priaulx had a good start from pole but his dreams of a race win were dashed on lap 6. A safety car was issued for 3 laps while the car of Rob Huff was recovered from the gravel trap at Druids, but on the restart Priaulx made a mistake and ran wide into the gravel at Paddock Hill.

Full Story: http://www.fia-wtcc.com/fiawtcc/sport_sto889619.shtml

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But who really won? Dawoo or Chevy?

Either way I am glad it's at leat positive news for GM.

But who really won all those WRCs in the 1980s & 1990s?

The Ford Escort or the Cosworth RS2000????

Who cares. I've been saying since I was knee-high to

a grasshoper that Chevrolet as a brand needs to get

established in the European & world stage. Growing up

as a kid in Europe in the 80s the only USA brand that

is a hoesehold name is Ford, only because of their

racing history there.

This is great news. :chevy:

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You're absolutely right, this is great news from a marketing standpoint. I don't mind that the car was designed by an Italian, built by a Korean, and sold as both a domestic make, and a foreign make. That is a nice car to have at the forefront of the WTCC series. I may be a touch biased due to the fact that my wife drives the Optra5; however, regardless of the mediocre press, such an attractive car like the sedan and our 5-door still has me feeling as though it was a great purchase.

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Yup.... not-so-damn-cheap looking economy cars like

this one are rare on our shores. The Aveo, Malibu &

Ion sedan look like @$$ compared to this. Even

w/out the wide fender flares & ground effects.

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