WTCC 2013 season guide

WTCC 2013 season guide

The rules might be static, but the departure of the all-conquering Chevrolet works effort - and the arrival of Honda and Lada - could produce dramatic changes. Sam Tremayne previews this year's WTCC grid

Ordinarily, the loss of a championship-winning works outfit would be anathema to the success of any series. But when that squad has turned the past three seasons into a hegemonic procession, ordinarily doesn't always apply.

So what does Chevrolet's exit mean for World Touring Cars? For starters, it means a great deal more uncertainty – at least during the pre-season. It means less competition in the works category, but thanks to Honda and Lada, it doesn't mean absolute disaster. And it also means a shake-up of the driver roster, most noticeably reigning champion Rob Huff's switch to SEAT machinery.

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