SEAT SPORT WORKS HARD IN BRAZIL
SEAT León is the fastest front-wheel drive car in Curitiba
The hard work SEAT Sport did pre-season paid dividends in Brazil today, when the works León proved to be the fastest front-wheel drive car during qualifying for the opening race of the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship at Curitiba. Gabriele Tarquini was the fastest SEAT driver, but instead of challenging for pole position, he qualified 5th, 0.349 seconds off pole, as the rear-wheel drive BMWs filled the first four places.
Yvan Muller moved from 8th to 6th, despite running onto the grass. Unfortunately, this time was cancelled by the race officials because he left the track and 'did not rejoin at the same point'. His second best time was then counted - dropping him to 10th on the grid.