With Chevrolet’s withdrawal at the end of this season, all three of the marque’s three championship challenging contenders are on the market, and Alain Menu, who has been with the team since the start, would like to stay in the WTCC if he can.
The Swiss-driver has raced in the FIA GT Championship as well as the DTM, as well as spending nine years in the British Touring Car Championship in its 1990s heyday, winning the title twice, has been with Chevrolet in the WTCC since 2005.
“It’s still a bit early for next year, but at the moment I don’t have anything lined up”, said Menu to TouringCarTimes. “I certainly want to race, I’d like to stay in the Championship but I don’t know if there will be any opportunities, it does not look like it today, but otherwise I’ll try to do something else, I want to race, it’s still my passion, I don’t want to stop.”
Reflecting on the other options available, Menu says:
“I think the best bet would be GT, but with the GT championships nobody knows what is going to happen next year. I’d like to try and do a full season in Argentina,” said Menu, referring to the Argentinean Super TC 2000 Championship, where he has driven and won in the Buenos Aires endurance events in recent years.
“I spoke to a few people, but so far there aren’t any drives. With the economy the way it is they’re also struggling there. It’s a shame, because it’s a great championship.”