Brno: Pre-race notes

SEAT GIVE NEW ENGINE TO JORDI GENE In Brno Jordi Gene will be the first SEAT Sport driver to use the new engine with the 13:1 compression ratio during a race weekend. "We have tested it before, but we are still not sure about the reliability.

SEAT GIVE NEW ENGINE TO JORDI GENE

In Brno Jordi Gene will be the first SEAT Sport driver to use the new engine with the 13:1 compression ratio during a race weekend.

"We have tested it before, but we are still not sure about the reliability. However we think that is worthy to take the risk and try it in the races," SEAT Sport director Jaime Puig said.

Using the new engine means that Gene loses the benefit of the 25-kilo reduction granted to SEAT by the Touring Car Bureau.

"The engine delivers 5 or 6 bhp more, and although we feel that this and the weight reduction are equal benefits, we hope the engine helps Gene to solve the problems we have with top speed," explained Puig.

-credit: wtcc

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Drivers Jordi Gene , Jaime Puig