Oschersleben: SEAT Sport race one report

THE FIRST VICTORY FOR A TURBO DIESEL IN THE WTCC Historic result for SEAT in the FIA World Touring Car Championship SEAT has scored an historic result in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The SEAT Leon TDI WTCC driven by Yvan Muller has...

THE FIRST VICTORY FOR A TURBO DIESEL IN THE WTCC

Historic result for SEAT in the FIA World Touring Car Championship

SEAT has scored an historic result in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The SEAT Leon TDI WTCC driven by Yvan Muller has clinched victory in the first of two races today at the Oschersleben Circuit in German, ahead of the SEAT Leon of Gabriele Tarquini. It is the first time that a diesel-powered car has won a FIA World Championship race and SEAT has achieved this great result after intensive development work to maximise the potential of the engines used in the SEAT diesel range.

The SEAT Leon driven by Yvan Muller has a TDI 2-litre engine with 280 CV, derived from the 2-litre / 170 CV engine that powers the road-going Leon FR, developed for racing over the last few months by the SEAT Sport technical team.

The technical regulations of the FIA World Touring Car Championship allows the use of a diesel engine, and SEAT is the first to take up this technical challenge. Working together with SEAT's Technical Centre in Martorell, SEAT Sport has been able to develop a powerful car and with a high driving torque, demonstrating the high performance and efficiency of the TDI engines that SEAT markets in his model range -- in 1.4, 1.9 and 2-litre versions with power outputs ranging from 70 to 170 CV. The road-going 2-litre / 170 CV engine powering the Leon TDI WTCC is used in the Leon FR, Altea FR, Toledo, Altea XL and Altea freetrack road cars.

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Series WTCC
Drivers Yvan Muller , Gabriele Tarquini