2008 SEAT León Eurocup season

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2008 SEAT León Eurocup season
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The 2008 SEAT León Eurocup season was the first season of the SEAT León Eurocup, a one-make racing series supporting the World Touring Car Championship. The best classified driver at each event was rewarded with a drive in a SUNRED Engineering–run SEAT León TFSI at the next round of the WTCC.[1]

Oscar Nogués won the championship tied on 47 points with Marin Čolak, winning by having three race wins to Čolak's two.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Rounds
Spain SUNRED 1 Spain Oscar Nogués 1, 3–6
7 Czech Republic Michal Matejovsky All
17 Spain Diego Puyo All
18 Spain Adrián Matheu All
27 United Kingdom James Nash All
87 Spain Javier Ibran 1, 6
United Kingdom Special Tuning 2 United Kingdom Tom Boardman 1–2, 4–6
29 United Kingdom Liam McMillan 1, 4
Italy Rangoni Motorsport 3 Italy Massimiliano Pedalà All
12 Italy Davide Roda 1–4, 6
22 Italy Flavio Berto All
23 Italy Alan Simoni 1–4, 6
86 Netherlands Tim Coronel 5
Hungary Zengő Motorsport 4 Hungary Gábor Wéber All
5 Hungary Gyorgy Kontra 3, 6
6 Hungary Norbert Michelisz All
Italy PRS Group Speed Racing 8 Italy Andrea Larini 1–4, 6
11 Italy Manuel Flaminio 1–4, 6
15 Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray All
France Team Clairet Sport 9 France Jean-Marie Clairet All
Switzerland SEAT Swiss Racing 10 Switzerland Fredy Barth All
14 Switzerland Urs Sonderegger 6
Spain Valvoline Ashland Racing 16 Spain Antonio Aristi All
62 Spain Luis Recuenco 4–6
Spain Team Elias 19 Spain Fernando Navarrete 1
29 Spain Luis Recuenco 3, 5–6
Portugal Bastos Sport 20 Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga 1–3
21 Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa 1–5
France Exagon Engineering 24 France Jean-Robert Niogret 2
Croatia Čolak Racing Team 26 Croatia Marin Čolak 1–4, 6
France MCTPE 32 France Martin Morente 2, 5–6
Spain ST Racing
Spain Harriet Arruabarrena
34 Spain Harriet Arruabarrena 2, 6
Portugal Oasis Motorsport 40 Portugal Miguel Freitas 3
41 Portugal Francisco Fino 3
Portugal PubliRacing 42 Portugal Francisco Carvalho 3
Portugal João Pina Cardoso 43 Portugal João Pina Cardoso 3
Italy Italian Racing Motors 50 Italy Aldo Ponti 6
Spain DKM Motorsport 50 Russia Oleg Petrikov 2–6
Russia Oleg Petrikov 50 Russia Oleg Petrikov 1
Russia Dynamo SEAT Racing Team 85 Russia Anton Markin All
Spain Team CMC Motor–Bricofer 93 Italy Marsilio Canuti All
Spain SEAT Sport 99 France Sébastien Bernard 6

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Date Country Track Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 17 May  Spain Circuit de Valencia Croatia Marin Čolak Croatia Marin Čolak Spain Oscar Nogués Spain SUNRED
R2 18 May Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray PRS Group Speed Racing
2 R1 31 May  France Pau Grand Prix United Kingdom Tom Boardman United Kingdom Tom Boardman United Kingdom Tom Boardman United Kingdom Special Tuning
R2 1 June Hungary Gábor Wéber Hungary Gábor Wéber Hungary Zengő Motorsport
3 R1 12 July  Portugal Autódromo do Estoril Hungary Norbert Michelisz Spain Oscar Nogués Croatia Marin Čolak Croatia Čolak Racing Team
R2 13 June Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga Portugal Bastos Sport
4 R1 26 July  United Kingdom Brands Hatch Hungary Norbert Michelisz United Kingdom Tom Boardman Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray PRS Group Speed Racing
R2 27 July Spain Diego Puyo Croatia Marin Čolak Croatia Čolak Racing Team
5 R1 30 August  Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben Hungary Norbert Michelisz Czech Republic Michal Matejovsky Spain Oscar Nogués Spain SUNRED
R2 31 August Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Italy Massimiliano Pedalà Italy Rangoni Motorsport
6 R1 4 October  Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Hungary Norbert Michelisz Croatia Marin Čolak Hungary Norbert Michelisz Hungary Zengő Motorsport
R2 5 October Croatia Marin Čolak Spain Oscar Nogués Spain SUNRED

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver VAL
Spain
PAU
France
EST
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
MNZ
Italy
Pts
1 Spain Oscar Nogués 1 2 22 8 18 10 1 8 2 1 47
2 Croatia Marin Čolak Ret 4 2 Ret 1 13 5 1 7 2 47
3 Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray 8 1 Ret 9 13 6 1 7 4 5 Ret 8 37
4 Italy Massimiliano Pedalà 3 13 10 Ret 7 2 Ret 9 9 1 5 3 36
5 United Kingdom James Nash 14 6 9 5 9 14 2 4 2 Ret 4 6 36
6 United Kingdom Tom Boardman Ret 5 1 4 15 6 7 Ret 3 4 35
7 France Jean-Marie Clairet Ret 9 7 2 3 15 3 5 10 6 6 22 32
8 Spain Diego Puyo 4 11 3 Ret 2 3 6 16 8 13 9 7 31
9 Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa 2 8 5 15 6 5 17 Ret 6 2 31
10 Portugal Lourenço Beirão da Veiga 12 18 6 6 4 1 21
11 Hungary Gábor Wéber 16 3 8 1 23 9 Ret Ret 17 16 Ret DNS 19
12 Italy Alan Simoni 18 7 19 11 8 7 4 2 16 14 19
13 Spain Rafael Villanueva 5 4 5 3 Ret DNS 19
14 Hungary Norbert Michelisz 11 Ret 12 7 25 16 Ret 16 Ret 7 1 5 18
15 Italy Andrea Larini Ret Ret 4 3 Ret DNS 8 3 Ret Ret 18
16 Czech Republic Michal Matejovsky 13 20 13 Ret 10 21 Ret Ret 3 Ret 19 Ret 6
17 Switzerland Fredy Barth Ret 10 Ret Ret 21 12 Ret Ret 16 4 Ret 10 5
18 Spain Antonio Aristi 5 17 Ret 13 15 10 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 5
19 United Kingdom Liam McMillan 6 Ret 12 8 4
20 Spain Javier Ibrán 7 Ret 13 Ret 2
21 Italy Manuel Flaminio 15 12 20 Ret 18 18 7 14 Ret 19 17 9 2
22 Italy Flavio Berto 17 16 11 8 Ret DNS 9 Ret 11 11 8 13 2
Spain Harriet Arruabarrena 16 14 14 12 0
France Sébastien Bernard 21 21 0
Italy Marsilio Canuti Ret 14 14 10 11 Ret 13 12 12 9 Ret 11 0
Portugal João Pina Cardoso 16 19 0
Portugal Francisco Carvalho Ret DNS 0
Netherlands Tim Coronel Ret 10 0
Portugal Francisco Fino 20 11 0
Portugal Miguel Freitas 14 23 0
Hungary Gyorgy Kontra Ret 20 22 19 0
Russia Anton Markin 10 21 15 Ret 19 25 16 15 15 17 11 16 0
Spain Adrián Matheu 9 15 Ret 16 12 22 10 11 Ret 14 Ret 15 0
France Martin Morente Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 23 20 0
Spain Fernando Navarrete Ret Ret 0
France Jean-Robert Niogret DNS DNS 0
Russia Oleg Petrikov Ret 22 17 12 17 17 Ret 13 14 15 20 17 0
Italy Aldo Ponti 10 Ret 0
Spain Luis Recuenco Ret Ret 13 18 12 23 0
Italy Davide Roda 19 19 18 Ret 24 24 14 Ret 15 Ret 0
Switzerland Urs Sonderegger 18 18 0
Pos Driver VAL
Spain
PAU
France
EST
Portugal
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
MNZ
Italy
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ Veltman, Rob (7 October 2007). "SEAT Eurocup to support WTCC in 2008". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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