/ A new team and four new drivers join the series
/ Stefano Comini leads, but is only one point ahead of Norwegian Stian Paulsen
After a seven-week summer break, the SEAT Leon Eurocup is back in action for rounds seven and eight of the series, which will take place on 6-7 September 2014 at the historic and highly-demanding circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
Four new drivers will participate in the up-coming rounds of the SEAT Leon Eurocup. Andorran pilot Joan Vinyes will join his sister Amalia with Baporo Motorsport at the legendary circuit, following success in both rally and circuit racing. Stéphane Kox, daughter of 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans GTS winner Peter Kox, will also get behind the wheel of a SEAT Leon Cup Racer to compete for the first time. The Dutch 20-year-old will be the fourth female driver on the grid at Spa-Francorchamps, her favourite track.
The SEAT Leon Eurocup also welcomes new Slovenian team Lein Motorsport to the series, with Serbian driver Mladen Lalušic and Montenegro’s Dejan Bulatovic. A total of 26 drivers and 11 teams will now compete in the series in Belgium.
Heading into the second half of the season, Target Competition’s Stefano Comini leads the series standings after adding 15 points to his tally last time out at Silverstone. He snatched the series lead from Stian Paulsen and arrives in Belgium on 36 points, just one point ahead of his closest rival. Hungarian Ferenc Ficza, who won his first race of the season on British soil, is third with 30 points.
Both new and existing drivers will be challenged at Spa-Francorchamps, which is known as one of the most demanding tracks in the world and is famous for the fast and twisty Eau Rouge/Raidillon combination.
The first race of the weekend will take place on Saturday 6 September at 13:55h, while race two is on Sunday 7 September at 11:00h.
Jaime Puig, Head of SEAT Sport, said: “At SEAT Sport we are excited to be going racing again after a well-deserved summer break. It’s been a fantastic first half of the season and we expect the fight for the title to go down to the wire. We are also delighted to welcome four new drivers and new team Lein Motorsport to the SEAT Leon Eurocup. This addition confirms the popularity of the series and the appeal of the SEAT Leon Cup Racer. We can’t wait for more racing and to travel to such a challenging and well-known circuit as Spa-Francorchamps just makes it even more special.”