Sunred Engineering

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Sunred Engineering
Sunred Engineering
Motor racing team
Founded 2004
Country  Spain
Team Principal(s) Spain Joán Orus
France Guillaume Bastone
Current series World Touring Car Championship
FIA GT1 World Championship
European Touring Car Cup
SEAT León Eurocup
Drivers
Drivers' titles 2009 WTCC Independents' Trophy (Coronel)
Teams' titles 2009 WTCC Teams' Trophy

Sunred (short for Sun Race Engineering Development S.L.) is a Spanish-based auto racing team and constructor. They are best known for competing in the World Touring Car Championship.

Racing History[edit]

While in the past Sunred had participated in GT races with the SEAT Cupra GT, in the WTCC they made their debut with another SEAT car at the start of the 2008 season, running Tom Coronel in a SEAT León TFSI for the full season. They also ran an additional car for the highest points-scorer in the WTCC-supporting SEAT León Eurocup at the previous weekend. One of these drivers in 2008 was Tom Boardman, who in 2009 Sunred signed to drive full-time alongside Coronel in their WTCC team.

In 2010, they ran the SEAT factory supported SR-Sport team, with ex-SEAT drivers Gabriele Tarquini, Tiago Monteiro and Jordi Gené driving León TDIs alongside Coronel. They also ran two TDIs under the Sunred banner for rookies Michel Nykjær and Fredy Barth.

In 2012, Sunred was announced to field Ford GTs in the FIA GT1 World Championship.[1]

They also run cars in the SEAT León Eurocup and Spanish equivalent, the León Supercopa.

Sunred also build and run the Sunred SR21 in the International GT Open and Spanish GT Championship.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercier, Laurent (2012-04-06). "Nogaro : Le vendredi matin en bref..." [Nogaro: Friday Morning in Brief...]. endurance-info.com (in French). Endurance-Info. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

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