SEAT León Eurocup
|Category||One-make touring car racing|
|Drivers' champion||Pol Rosell|
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.
Late 2013 SEAT Sport announced that the SEAT León Eurocup will be restarted as a one-make touringcar series from 2014. The series is run on European circuits supporting the International GT Open.
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-
The car 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.
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).
|2009||Norbert Michelisz||Zengő Motorsport|
|2010||Gábor Wéber||Zengő Motorsport|
|2014||Pol Rosell||Baporo Motorsport|
|2015||Pol Rosell||Baporo Motorsport|
|2016||Niels Langeveld||Baporo Motorsport|
- "Eurocup Team Info 2" (PDF). seat-sport.com. SEAT Sport.
- "Official announcement for 2014 season List". seat-mediacenter.com. SEAT Sport. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
- "SEAT Léon Eurocup 2014" (PDF). www.seat-sport.com. SEAT Sport. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
- SEAT Sport. "SEAT LEON EUROCUP 2014" (PDF). SEAT Sport. Retrieved 2013-11-13.