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SEAT to focus on customer teams as works outfit quits the World Touring Car Championship

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Jon Trotter

January 13, 2010 8:38 PM

There's at least 1 diesel still Rog, Sunred are going to run it for Michael Nykjaer. Tom Coronel may get 1 as well yet, as well as another 1 or 2 at a new SEAT independent team. Its all rumours so far - but Nykjaer has confirmed he will have one for sure. At least Sunred and the other team are unlikely to drive round in a train together though. :) :)

Rog, Rishton - Unregistered

January 13, 2010 8:53 PM

The WTCC has never been the most exciting Championship to watch in the way the BTCC has been, especially with weight penalties in the past. But the SEATs with their "slow through the corners fast in a straight line" + their use of dubious tactics have single handedly wrecked the Championship and may have been instrumental in BMWs cutbacks

Martin - Unregistered

January 13, 2010 11:03 PM

Indpedendents will now have more chance of fighting for big points, but how many can afford to run a full season in this climate? Are we looking at 15-car grids for 2010 and beyond? SEAT never behaved well in the series, simply throwing weight of numbers at the series, and this abrupt pullout is a fitting end.

who cares - Unregistered

January 13, 2010 11:45 PM

Awww ! how come ? Did they not receive enough guarantees from the FIA that their ridiculous underpowered diesels will keep the benefit of an outrageously bent set of rules ?

Always sad to see a competitor leave a championship, but in this specific case, it's only good news.

Let diesels go back to where they belong: trucks and taxis

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