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Battles commences for the crown

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Battle commences for the crown as the SEAT Leon Eurocup heads to Barcelona for the season finale

Martorell, 30/10/2014. – The season finale of the 2014 SEAT Leon Eurocup heads to Barcelona, Spain, where drivers will contest rounds eleven and twelve on 1-2 November 2014.
Having battled throughout the season, the series is set to go down to the wire with seven drivers able to claim the title of 2014 SEAT Leon Eurocup Champion. At the top of the Drivers’ Standings is Baporo Motorsport’s Pol Rosell, who is just one point ahead of Gaspar Racing’s Ferenc Ficza. Over the last six months both drivers have shown their skills in the SEAT Leon Cup Racer with Rosell securing five podium finishes and Fizca following closely behind with four.

Six different drivers have stood on the top step of the podium during the course of the season. As a result, competition at the finale will be fierce as third-placed Manuel Giao and fourth-placed Stian Paulsen will look to score as many points to jump up the standings order. Behind, Julien Briché, Stefano Comini and Marcos De Diego are also still in the title-fight and will be looking for strong results.

Hoping to make their mark on the series, four new drivers will be taking their place on the 28-strong grid. SEAT brand ambassador and 13-time Women’s Trial World Champion Laia Sanz will again make the move from two wheels to four following her success at the 24H Barcelona in September. She will be joined by German racing driver Sebastian Stahl, who won the German SEAT Leon Supercopa in 2004.

Veloso Motorsport will welcome Danish driver Mikkel Mac Jensen, an experienced 22-year-old driver, who has competed in the European Le Mans series, Maserati Trofeo World series and FIA Formula Two Championship, to name a few. In addition, the SEAT Leon Eurocup also welcomes PCR Sport driver Harriet Arruabarrena to the series.

Racing on the 4.655 km Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya gets underway with qualifying taking place on Saturday 1 November at 09:45h, followed by race one at 13:15h. The final race of the year will commence on Sunday 2 November at 12:00h with the champion crowned in an end of season ceremony at 16:00h.

Jaime Puig, Head of SEAT Sport, said: “At SEAT Sport we are pleased to be visiting our home town of Barcelona for what is expected to be an exciting finale and culmination of the on-track action that we have seen throughout the 2014 season. I’d like to welcome all four of our new drivers to the family and look forward to crowning our very first SEAT Leon Eurocup Champion.”