– Wellingborough-based (UK) RML Group confirms it will supply a number of 2014 WTCC Cruzes for the new season
– All cars will be designed & built in-house by the touring car experts, for customers to run as independent outfits
WELLINGBOROUGH [UK] – Monday 2 December 2013: Multiple WTCC Champions RML has officially confirmed the UK firm will design and build a number of Chevrolet Cruzes around the new 2014 FIA WTCC regulations.
RML’s expert team of engineers have been working hard on the new design of the Cruzes since late summer, enabling work to commence in-house ready for the new season.
It has not yet been confirmed how many Cruzes will be built, however customer teams will run the cars independently, with RML supplying an agreed level of support. Talks are ongoing with several interested parties for the purchase of the new car, however as yet the group is unable to reveal potential partnerships.
RML CEO, Ray Mallock: “I am delighted that this project can now be officially announced and that RML will be supplying a number of customer cars to the 2014 WTCC grid. Strategically this opportunity is of great significance to RML as we reaffirm our commitment to the WTCC in the long-term and the introduction of the exciting new regulations.
“The car is a completely new clean sheet design – it has to be to take advantage of the new regulations. The car represents a very significant step forward in performance over the existing Cruze, with significant aero gain, weight reduction and 20% more power increase. Of course with Citroën entering the championship next year along with Honda and Lada, we are in no doubt of the challenges that lay ahead to ensure that RML’s customers remain at the forefront of the series. The new car looks stunning and its performance will be way ahead of the current generation of cars.”