Peter Terting races for SEAT Sport at his home round of the WTCC Peter Terting will return to the SEAT Sport team at the next round of the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship, when he drives a works petrol-engined SEAT Leon in Rounds 15...
Peter Terting races for SEAT Sport at his home round of the WTCC
Peter Terting will return to the SEAT Sport team at the next round of the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship, when he drives a works petrol-engined SEAT Leon in Rounds 15 and 16 of the series at the Motorsport Arena at Oschersleben in Germany (25/26 August).
The 23-year old German driver raced for the works SEAT Sport WTCC team in 2005 and '06 -- and in both seasons he had an outstanding reliability record of finishing 18 out of 20 races both times. In 2005 he scored his maiden WTCC race victory at Puebla in Mexico in a SEAT Toledo Cupra and finished 12th in the Drivers' standings, while in 2006 he raced a SEAT Leon and finished 2nd three times (at Brands Hatch, Curitiba and Istanbul) and finished 9th in the Drivers' Championship.
Since moving back to his home town of Kempten, Terting has contested several long-distance GT races this season and has kept in close contact with SEAT Sport in Spain and SEAT Deutschland, working together to put this deal together to contest his home round of the WTCC.
This will be Terting's first race in a SEAT Leon since Macau in November 2006, but he knows the team, the car and the hectic WTCC race weekend well. Terting, who finished runner-up in the 2004 German SEAT Leon Championship, has an excellent record around the tight and twisty 3.667km Oschersleben track, having finished in the points on three of his previous four WTCC races (2006: 8th/4th; 2005: 5th/DNF).
Peter Terting: "I am very happy about returning to SEAT Sport and racing a Leon again, and I really must thank everyone at SEAT for making this happen. I won't have the opportunity to test the car before the race weekend, and with only two thirty minute free practice sessions before qualifying it won't be easy. But I know the SEAT Sport team, I know the Leon, I know the WTCC and I know the Oschersleben circuit, so I have a very good feeling. When I raced the Leon last year I was very competitive and I was able to run at the front, so everything is possible. Rickard Rydell, who was my team-mate at SEAT Sport last year, proved in Anderstorp that you can return to the WTCC and do very well, so it might be possible for me to finish in the top three. For the moment I am just looking forward to putting on my SEAT Sport overalls and getting back in the Leon again."
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