Countdown Begins To SEAT Leon Eurocup Launch


April 16, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 2, 2015

Countdown begins to SEAT Leon Eurocup launch

  • The second edition of the single-make series will begin on April 25th at Paul Ricard circuit
  • First seven rounds will take in renowned European motorsport venues
  • 30 drivers from 15 countries will belt-up in the SEAT Leon Cup Racer to form the grid in the very first outing of the 2015 campaign

The SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015 will slip into gear next week with the first round of seven taking place at the Paul Ricard circuit in France on the 25th– 26th of April. After the enormous success of the inaugural season last year the Europe-based championship promises to deliver more action and thrills throughout this new edition with the schedule enlarged to seven meetings; one extra compared to 2014.

Paul Ricard will host the opener. The spectacular French facility will entertain the SEAT Leon Eurocup for the first time and thirty drivers of fifteen nationalities in the initial fixture will combine to offer some unmissable action for fans of four-wheel racing. The entry list has followed suit in terms of the rising prestige and popularity of the championship and even more participants will line-up at Paul Ricard where another indelible page of history will be written in the annals of the SEAT Leon Eurocup.

During the season, the 27-strong field of racers will traverse the continent to visit other prominent and historic circuits such as Estoril (Portugal), Silverstone (UK), Nürburgring (Germany) and the Red Bull Ring (Austria) that, like Paul Ricard, will entertain the European contest for the first time.

The drivers will again have the formidable SEAT Leon Cup Racer at their disposal and the 330 PS on tap will guarantee superlative performance and exceptional results. Through the first year of the SEAT Leon Eurocup further spoils could be added, such as victories in three of the first four races in the TCR International Series.

Jaime Puig, Director of SEAT Sport, commented: “After the success of the first year of the SEAT Leon Eurocup we are really looking forward to the second season. The championship has turned into something that fans ink into their racing calendar and we are really proud of this after all the hard work put in by everybody involved in creating and staging the SEAT Leon Eurocup. Ahead of us we can anticipate many exciting races and hope, like last year, the crowds will again respond and grow at the circuits we visit. Once you’ve had a taste then you’ll just want to come back for more.”