Leon Eurocup Ready to Go in Austria


The 2014 SEAT Leon Eurocup heads to the Salzburgring in Austria this weekend for rounds three and four of the championship.

After the first two rounds of 2014 at the Nurburgring, Norwegian driver Stian Paulsen leads the championship on 16 points from Stefano Comini and Monlau Competicion’s Fran Rueda, who are both on 13 points a piece.

The second weekend of the season takes place at a very different type of circuit from the Nürburgring, however, with the Salzburgring sitting inside a narrow alpine valley, with the tracks main features being the fast Fahrerlagerkurve corner and narrow Nockstein-Kehre corner, both after two long straights.

Cars to look out for again this weekend at the 4.23km track will once again be Comini and Paulsen, with Rueda, Target Competition’s Jordi Oriola and JSB’s Julien Briche all looking to be close together again this weekend, with the trio fighting for most of the last two races.

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“After experiencing some superb racing in Germany, we cannot wait to get to Austria for the next two rounds of the SEAT Leon Eurocup,” said Jaime Puig, Head of SEAT Sport. “I’m very pleased with how SEAT Sport has started the season, taking into account that this is only the first one with this new car. We’ve demonstrated that the SEAT Leon Cup Racer is fast and efficient, and that we have competitive and professional teams that believe in what we are doing, as well as talented and experienced drivers.

“With the teams and drivers now more familiar with the car, we can expect even more exciting racing to entertain those trackside at the FIA World Touring Car Championship.”

Free Practice one takes place tomorrow at 0900 Local, with FP2 taking place at 1245 Local. Qualifying for race one then takes place at 1615 Local, with the race itself taking place at 1345 Local on Saturday afternoon. The closing race of the weekend then takes place 1345 Local on Sunday, with weather conditions for race one looking to be dry, with race two less so.