Raceway to Preview FIA WTCC

United States Debut at State Capitol

 

WHAT:
Chevrolet driver Yvan Muller, three-time and defending champion of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, will preview the upcoming WTCC event in Sonoma, Sept. 21-23. This will mark the WTCC's first-ever race on American soil. A Chevrolet Cruze showcar will also be on display at the State Capitol building in Sacramento.
WHEN: 

Monday, July 16, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:

West Steps of the Capitol, near the intersection of 10th and L Streets, Sacramento. 
WHO:

  • Steve Page, Raceway president & general manager
  • Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruise), three-time and reigning FIA WTCC Champion
  • Eric Nève, Manager Motorsport, Chevrolet Europe

ABOUT THE WTCC:

The WTCC is one of the few FIA World Championships (alongside Formula One and World Rally Championship) featuring entries from Ford, Chevrolet, SEAT and BMW. The series boasts a 12-stop schedule in 2012, including events in Brazil, China, Japan, Morocco and Macau. The Sonoma event marks the series’ first-ever event in North America. Race weekends feature qualifying on Saturday and two 30-minute main events on Sunday. The abbreviated race length guarantees the fender-banging style of competition for which the series is known.
FANS:

Race fans are invited to attend the press conference and welcome the series to Northern California.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

Media members can chat with Muller and representatives from the series and learn more about the series’ debut in September.  A photo opportunity with the Chevrolet Cruze racecar and WTCC b-roll will also be available.