Updated Seat Leon Eurocup to debut this weekend

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The Seat Leon Eurocup returns to action this weekend (April 23/24), with 15 participants from 10 different countries piloting the revised 2016-specification Cup Racer.

The Cup Racer, also eligable for the various TCR series’, boasts a new aerodynamic package, a new cooling system, a redesigned exhaust system and new adjustable suspension from newly apointed technical partner, Bilstein.

The suspension supplier has equipped the Cup Racer with its two-way (bound and rebound) adjustable Modular Damper System (MDS). This is complimented by a new sequential six-speed racing gearbox from Sadev, six-piston Radi-CAL brake system from AP Racing, and a mechanical locking front differential. 

“Another year begins and after the enormous success of the last two editions we are set to go again with the Seat Leon Eurocup,” explained Jaime Puig, director of Seat Sport. “Once more we are proud to count on a series that year after year is consolidating its place and prestige in the world of motorsport. Last year, more than ever, we were able to enjoy the fruits of a truly international campaign in which the winner of Seat Leon Eurocup, Pol Rosell, was not crowned until the very last race. Thanks to the drivers of Seat Leon Eurocup we have become accustomed to many passes and some fantastic competition and I hope we can look ahead to much more in this new edition. We are happy to welcome Mugello to the calendar as a substitute for Monza and speaking of the points system we have made a few small changes in the interests of improving the overall spectacle of the racing.

“Our objective is to focus on offering a sizeable dose of emotion; as much for the drivers and competitors as for fans of all forms of motor racing,” he concluded. “Technically the new Cup Racer has been boosted by new aerodynamics, a new gearbox and new duel-direction suspension that will lift the level of performance of the car and quicken the pulse of those lucky enough to race one. Now we just have to sit back and enjoy all of what the 2016 Seat Leon Eurocup will bring.”

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