The RML Chevrolet team has confirmed it has retained the services of its three Chevrolet has retained its three drivers for the 2011 WTCC season drivers – Robert Huff, Alain Menu and Yvan Muller – for the 2011 World Touring Car Championship season.

The trio will contest next season at the wheel of a newly-designed 1.6-litre turbocharged version of the very successful Chevrolet Cruze, with the changes coming into effect for the series’ S2000 regulations.

The marque’s Europe boss Eric Neve was suitably pleased to retain his highly successful line-up for next season.

“Stability has always been one of the key features of our WTCC programme,” he said. “To confirm our three drivers was the obvious choice, as we really have a terrific trio and Rob, Alain and Yvan have done a great job this year, on and off the track.

“We are happy to make this announcement today, as it will certainly give our drivers and the entire team a psychological boost ahead of the decisive final stint of the championship as well as extra motivation to carry on the intense program of development of the new Cruze that has already begun.”

Muller – who won his first WTCC title with SEAT in 2008 – currently leads the Drivers’ Championship standings with a 25-point margin over BMW’s Andy Priaulx with just four races (including the double-points races at Macau) to go.

For Huff and Menu, the 2011 season will mark their sixth with the squad, having been a part of the operation since the WTCC reformed in 2005.

[Original image via Automobilsport]

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