Imola: SEAT Sport preview

LAST EUROPEAN WTCC MEETING IN ITALY SEAT Sport faces adverse conditions The last European meeting of the World Touring Car Championship is being held this weekend in Imola, Italy. SEAT Sport still leads the championship in both drivers' and ...

LAST EUROPEAN WTCC MEETING IN ITALY

SEAT Sport faces adverse conditions

The last European meeting of the World Touring Car Championship is being held this weekend in Imola, Italy. SEAT Sport still leads the championship in both drivers' and manufacturers' categories, with only one single point difference between SEAT and their immediate competitor, BMW. The race is set to be a difficult challenge and comes at a decisive moment prior to the Asian leg of the championship, that will be disputed in Japan and Macao.

The closeness between the competitors at this point of the championship is the result of several changes in the technical regulation that has been introduced during the race season.

The race in Imola is an enormous challenge for the team. More than ever, they need to score more points than their rivals for a competitive edge going the Asian races.

For the Italian SEAT driver, Gabriele Tarquini, who took over the lead in the championship in the last race in Oschersleben, the race in Italy will be very motivating. Tarquini comments: "The WTCC is a spectacular competition and all fans are invited to come out to Imola this weekend for some exciting race action. There are only three races left until the end of the season, and I have no intention of letting our rivals close the gap on the classification standings."

Gabriele Tarquini is leading a tight pack of contenders fighting for the title. He is followed by Augusto Farfus (BMW), SEAT team-mates Yvan Muller and Rickard Rydell, and finally Andy Priaulx (BMW).

LAST MEETING OF THE SEAT LEON EUROCUP

Three contenders for the final victory

With a marginal point spread between Norbert Michelisz, Maximiliano Pedalà and Diego Puyo, the Imola circuit is in for an exciting weekend of races to see which of the three will win the championship and raise the SEAT Leon Eurocup trophy.

The Eurocup scoring system takes into account the elimination of the two worst results of each driver for the final classification. On this occasion, each of the drivers already has two invalidated scores, and the result will be a matter of adding any new points. Michelisz has 56, Pedalà 45 and Puyo 42, so any of the three could score the decisive points and be proclaimed champion.

Andrea Larini will be competing at the WTCC in Imola after his success in Oschersleben. The Eurocup is being held in Imola for the first time.

-credit: seat

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Series WTCC
Drivers Andy Priaulx , Yvan Muller , Augusto Farfus , Rickard Rydell , Gabriele Tarquini , Andrea Larini , Norbert Michelisz