Seat Leon will return to WTCC in 2013

Article by Anita Panait, on March 25, 2013

SEAT Sport will support four customer teams vying in the 2013 season of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).  SEAT Sport will be supporting teams from Spain (Campos Racing and Tuenti Racing Team), United Kingdom (Special Tuning Racing), and Germany (Münnich Motorsport). SEAT Sport will be providing the four teams with the SEAT Leon WTCC, which is considered as one of the most successful touring car racers in recent years.

Münnich Motorsport’s Robert Huff, the reigning World Touring Car Champion, will be piloting the Leon WTCC bearing number 1. He will be backed by another reigning world champion in his team, Marc Basseng.

Basseng is the victor of the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship. Team Campos Racing, meanwhile, will try to give a good fight by fielding Fernando Monje, who is the current European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) champion. Monje will also drive a SEAT Leon WTCC.

Dr. Matthias Rabe, SEAT’s Vice President for Research and Development, remarked that motorsport is deeply embedded in SEAT’s DNA and serves as an ongoing proof of the carmaker’s technical expertise.

He added that with the experience and know-how of experts working at SEAT Sport, the carmaker has been able to offer a very competitive vehicle for its customers. He thanks SEAT Sport’s mechanics and engineers who have worked to prepare the four customer teams’ race cars. Backed with expertise gained over the years, SEAT Sport will be supporting the four customer teams by fielding specialists on-site at each of the 24 races on 12 race tracks around the world.

“SEAT fans around the world are thrilled by every single exciting race,” says Jaime Puig, Head of SEAT Sport with responsibility for the brand’s motorsport activities. “We are supporting the customer teams with the full weight of our combined experience and I am certain they will achieve outstanding success this year, too.”

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