SEAT León Eurocup

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SEAT León Eurocup
SEATLeonEurocuplogo.jpg
Category One-make touring car racing
Country Europe
Constructors SEAT
Tyre suppliers Dunlop[1]
Drivers' champion Hungary Gábor Wéber
Official website http://www.seat-sport.com/eurocup/
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The SEAT León Eurocup is a one-make touring car racing series which uses SEAT Leóns, run by SEAT Sport.

Background[edit]

The championship began in 2008, making its debut at Circuit de Valencia, as a support series for the World Touring Car Championship, in which (at the time) SEAT was a leading manufacturer. The organisers offered a prize for the highest points scorer at each race weekend, with the opportunity to race a SEAT León TFSI at the next round of the WTCC for the SUNRED Engineering team. The winner of the championship gots to participate in the one-off European Touring Car Cup event in a SUNRED-prepared SEAT. The championship was developed from the national SEAT León Supercopa series run in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Turkey since 2003.

2014 Relaunch[edit]

Late 2013 SEAT Sport announced[2] that the SEAT León Eurocup will be restarted as a one-make touringcar series from 2014. The series will be ran on six European circuits.[3]

In February 2014 it was announced, that reigning champion Gábor Wéber will be making his return to the series in a car to be prepared by Hungarian race team B3 Racing.[4]

The Car[edit]

2008-2010[edit]

The Eurocup used the same car that made its debut in the Spanish Supercopa series in 2006. They were front-wheel drive and had a 220 kW 4 cylinder, 2 L DOHC turbocharged engine. The cars cost £63,000 to buy for 2009. The series used Pirelli and Yokohama tyres.

Seat León Cup Racer 2014-[edit]

The car[5] is equipped with a turbocharged 2 L direct fuel injection 4 Cylinder engine. The power unit has a maximum power output of approx. 330 BHP at 440 Nm tourque. The power is transmitted to the front wheels using a 6 speed dual-clutch semi-manual DSG gearbox. The front suspension features MacPherson style geometry, while the at the rear the car has a Multi-link suspension.

The cost of the car is 70,000 + VAT to buy.

Race Weekend[edit]

As from 2014 the SEAT León Eurocup weekend is made up of two sprint races of between 50–60 km. Before these there are two 30 minute free-practice sessions and a 30 minute qualifying session which determines the grid for the first race. The grid for the second race is determined by the results of the first race.

The format features standing starts for both races. The drivers are only allowed to use 8 marked tires per event (Q+R1+R2).

Champions[edit]

Season Champion
2008 Spain Oscar Nogués
2009 Hungary Norbert Michelisz
2010 Hungary Gábor Wéber
2011–2013 Not held
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurocup Team Info 2". seat-sport.com (SEAT Sport). 
  2. ^ "Official announcement for 2014 season List". seat-mediacenter.com (SEAT Sport). 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  3. ^ "SEAT Léon Eurocup 2014". www.seat-sport.com (SEAT Sport). 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Hivatalos: Wéber Gabi az Eurocup-ban". wtccblog.hu (WTCC Blog). 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  5. ^ SEAT Sport. "SEAT LEON EUROCUP 2014". SEAT Sport. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 

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