Marrakech Streets To Host First WTCC

 Races In Africa

THE CRUZE READY TO SHINE IN MOROCCAN HISTORIC EVENT 

The World Touring Car Championship is bound to live as historic event, as it heads to Marrakech, Morocco for the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2009 season. This will be not only the first WTCC race in Africa, but the first FIA track competition on African soil since the demise of the South African F.1 Grand Prix in 1993. Marrakech, the imperial city nested at the feet of the Atlas mountains and known worldwide for its rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality, is hosting the Race of Morocco in a brand new 4.624 km street circuit built for the purpose.

The Chevrolet team, which has an excellent result record in urban tracks, is obviously hopeful to do well in this venue that will be new to every participant. Since its debut in South America, the new Cruze has undergone intensive testing and development work, conducted mainly in Jerez and Pembrey. The team will be testing again in Donington this coming Tuesday, while the team’s trucks are en route to North Africa. The Marrakech race will also see the introduction of the new compensation weights table decided by the FIA, which means the Cruze will drop 20 kgs, while the championship’s current top contenders will add 40 kgs. The World Touring Car Championship is bound to live as historic event, as it heads to Marrakech, Morocco for the fifth and sixth rounds of the 2009 season. This will be not only the first WTCC race in Africa, but the first FIA track competition on African soil since the demise of the South African F.1 Grand Prix in 1993. Marrakech, the imperial city nested at the feet of the Atlas mountains and known worldwide for its rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality, is hosting the Race of Morocco in a brand new 4.624 km street circuit built for the purpose.

The Chevrolet team, which has an excellent result record in urban tracks, is obviously hopeful to do well in this venue that will be new to every participant. Since its debut in South America, the new Cruze has undergone intensive testing and development work, conducted mainly in Jerez and Pembrey. The team will be testing again in Donington this coming Tuesday, while the team’s trucks are en route to North Africa. The Marrakech race will also see the introduction of the new compensation weights table decided by the FIA, which means the Cruze will drop 20 kgs, while the championship’s current top contenders will add 40 kgs.


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