- Five drivers will race at the wheel of the model created by SEAT Sport
- The Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 is equipped with a 350 hp engine, 20 hp more output than on the 2016 version
- SEAT maintains its commitment to competition racing and sportiness
- A total of 20 cars will participate in the third season of the TCR International Series
Five drivers are racing with a SEAT Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 in this year’s season of the TCR International, which began last weekend in Georgia. Three of the drivers (France’s Hugo Valente, the UK’s James Nash and Spain’s Pepe Oriola) belong to the Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing team, while Hungarian Ferenc Ficza is competing with Zele Racing and American Duncan Ende is racing with Icarus Motorsports.
A total of six brands and 20 drivers are participating in the third season of the touring car championship’s TCR International. This competition, which has established itself as the world’s foremost touring car race series, features 20 races this year held on 10 tracks around the world. In the first round, which took place at Georgia’s Rustavi Motopark, Spanish driver Pepe Oriola achieved a victory in the second race, finishing third in the championship standings.
SEAT Sport offers a comprehensive service to its customers who participate at the wheel of the Leon CUPRACER Evo 17. This model delivers 350 hp (20 more than the 2016 version) and 420 Nm of torque.
Through customer participation at the TCR, the Barcelona-based brand maintains its commitment to competition racing following the three seasons of the SEAT Leon Eurocup, the single-make championship which ended last year. Four of the drivers participating at the TCR have competed in and won single-make SEAT cup challenges.
“We are proud that five high-profile drivers rely on us and are competing with a Leon CUPRACER Evo 17”, said SEAT Sport director Jaime Puig. “We are convinced that our model will once again demonstrate its competitive nature and all its utmost performance capabilities under high demand. SEAT Sport has created several champions, and the Leon CUPRACER Evo 17 is certainly another fine example”, he concluded.
Participation at the TCR International series falls within the framework of SEAT’s commitment to sportiness. This year the Barcelona-based brand is sponsoring the Ducati MotoGP team and the World Superbike Championship, where the Leon CUPRA is the safety car. “We are very proud of these collaborations, as they Project SEAT values such as dynamism and technology”, said Antonino Labate, director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations at SEAT Sport.