Nice work from the boys at SEAT!
Jason Plato continues to lead the BTCC after a bruising race meeting at Snetterton. But only the toughest survive in touring car racing, and having been hit off the track at the first corner of the opening race, Jason recovered from 17th to finish 8th, scored a podium in Race 2 and challenged for the lead in Race 3 before finishing 4th. His SEAT Leon showed the battle scars of a hard-fought day but, most importantly, Jason maintains his lead in the Drivers’ standings.
Darren Turner ran as high as 2nd and scored three top 10 results, but also ended the day with a war-damaged Leon. Their combined points tally over the weekend has nevertheless enabled SEAT Sport UK to maintain its lead in the BTCC Teams’ Championship and keeps SEAT’s strong challenge alive in the Manufacturers’ table.
A monster start-line crash in the second Blaupunkt SEAT Cupra Championship race eliminated seven cars. That race was won by Carl Breeze, but there appears to be no stopping Jonathan Adam’s title charge, as he won the first race to extend his New Leon Class lead. Ian Churchill and Harry Vaulkhard shared victories in the Leon Cupra R class.
In a rainy Sweden, the diesel-powered Leon made a very encouraging WTCC debut, with Yvan Muller scoring points on the SEAT Sport Leon TDI’s maiden race. After qualifying on pole, Tiago Monterio finished 2nd.