Chevrolet has confirmed that it will continue with Rob Huff, Alain Menu and Yvan Muller as its driver line-up in the World Touring Car Championship in 2012.
The trio, who are currently the only three drivers left fighting for the 2011 championship, were confirmed as part of the American Manufacturer’s plans for next year today in Zurich.
It means that both Huff and Menu will enter their eighth consecutive seasons with the team, whilst Muller will begin his third year with the champions.
Chevrolet Racing Manager Eric Nève was pleased to confirm the leading three already for next year’s campaign.
“I am happy we can announce our 2012 driver line up ahead of the last, decisive rounds of this season. 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.”
Nève also believes that announcing the news before the final three events of the season will allow all three drivers to battle for the title without concern for a drive in the following season.
“They can now travel to Asia with even clearer minds,” added Nève. “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!”