Slowly but surely Chevrolet is fast making a name for itself outside of North America. A couple of weeks ago Chevrolet announced it is going to be the official automotive partner for Manchester United, the world’s most popular football (soccer) team.
In Europe and much of the rest of the world auto racing vies with football as the most popular sport. And Chevrolet is right in the thick of it with tremendous success in the World Touring Car Championship ( .

The Camaro is an appropriate pace car as Frenchman Yvan Muller has won the WTCC championship the past two years in a Chevrolet Cruze and is leading the series so far this year. The British-based Chevrolet team run by Ray Mallock has cruised home to take the manufacturer’s championship as well, beating establish former winning teams from BMW and Seat. This year Ford has joined the series and Honda is set to join later this year and plans to campaign a full season next year with the British-built Honda Civic.
Last year Chevrolet showed off the WTCC Cruze at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. This year, though, you can watch the WTCC Cruzes in person as the WTCC visits the U.S. for the first time. Rounds 17 and 18 of the 24-round series will take place September 21-23, at the Sonoma (Sears Point) Raceway in California.
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