Chevrolet's Eric Neve leaves for HWA Mercedes role

Chevrolet has confirmed that its Motorsport Europe boss Eric Neve will be leaving for a position at HWA AG, overseeing Mercedes-AMG's DTM and Formula 3 activities

Chevrolet's Eric Neve leaves for HWA Mercedes role

The Frenchman's position at Chevrolet will not be filled in light of the company's withdrawal from the World Touring Car Championship at the end of the season.

Neve is absent from round 17 and 18 of the championship at Sonoma this weekend, and is set to join HWA on 1 October.

Director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Communications for Europe Vijay Iyer will attend Sonoma and some of 2012's WTCC Asian rounds. Iyer brings motorsport experience from his time at Opel.

RML Chevrolet project manager Ron Hartvelt said: "Eric was key to the WTCC project in making the link between Chevrolet and RML.

"While he was not involved in a lot of technical details, he was great in keeping RML focused on the job it needed to do. Vijay will be taking the role of Mark Kempe, who Eric used to report to."

RML Chevrolet is on course for its third straight WTCC teams' title. Its drivers occupy the top-three positions in the WTCC drivers' standings, having won 13 of this year's 16 races.

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