It was a spectacular start to the 2009 WTCC season and with SEAT Sport coming out on top, it was even better. The new qualifying sessions went quite well for all, including BMW and Chevy. I’m sure we will hear something from BMW about the TDI engines. However, BMW and Chevrolet showed signs of being able to compete this year. The Chevrolet Cruze even had the fastest lap time in the second race which was also partially run in the rain. This didn’t help the BMW’s and their rear wheel drive as they went backwards and SEAT stormed by for another 1-2-3-4 win.
SEAT Sport achieved an extraordinary result in both of the opening races of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship, placing four León TDI on the top four positions of both races held at the Curitiba racetrack and beating all their rivals both on dry and wet track. This spectacular result, one of the best results achieved by the make in the history of the WTCC, places SEAT and their drivers Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini – winners of today’s races – on the top of the overall standings, though with only one point of advantage over Jordi Gené and Rickard Rydell, who stepped on the podium today as well.