– Lukoil and AON announced as official partners
– New livery revealed at FIA WTCC Media day – Turin, Italy
– Title defence kicks off this weekend at Monza
TURIN (Italy) – Wednesday 20th March: RML has officially unveiled the privately-entered Chevrolet Cruzes at the FIA Media event in Italy, Turin, proudly presenting key partners Lukoil and AON. These exciting new partnerships, showcased in a striking red, white and grey livery, mark a new era for RML in WTCC.
Lukoil, already a familiar brand in the WTCC, will continue its partnership with the Lada Sport team but for 2013 the Russian oil firm will simultaneously support Yvan Muller’s championship-challenging campaign as the group looks to expand on its global motorsport programme and firmly targets title success.
Commenting on the latest signing last week, Lukoil Racing Director, Evgeniy Malinovsky said: “I’m glad to present LUKOIL’s program in WTCC, it gives us great possibilities for development and promotion of our name and brand over the world. Every year we try to improve our positions. Having started in WTCC with a private team, we signed the contract for technical support with SEAT Sport, extended our partnership with Gabriele Tarquini and won title for the independent teams in 2012. Our next important step – participation as manufacturer team, a joint effort with our Russian partner – AVTOVAZ company. Beside of this, supporting Yvan Muller will reignite title intrigue in WTCC and guarantee a solid approach towards title aspirations.
AON plc is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resources solutions and outsourcing services. They will continue their involvement in the WTCC for a second year with exciting talent Tom Chilton and also support 3 times World Champion Yvan Muller.
RML’s Managing Director, George Lendrum concludes: “We have tremendous support from Lukoil and AON, which has helped make our WTCC programme possible. We are proud to represent two world leading brands and their interest in both us as a team and in the WTCC proves that this Championship continues to offer a relevant, exciting and global marketing platform. .
“I am sure this will be a hugely competitive season for the WTCC and we look forward to working with all at Lukoil and AON and with Yvan and Tom. We’re all incredibly motivated for success and as the team heads to Monza we wish them all the very best for the season ahead.”
Saturday 23rd March
15:00-15:45 Qualifying Eurosport 2 – Live
Sunday 24th March
09:30-10:00 Warm up Eurosport 2 – Live
14:45-15:45 Race 1 Eurosport 2 – Live
17:00-18:00 Race 2 Eurosport 1 – Live