Gabriele Tarquini says he feels he can still secure the 2008 World Touring Car Championship title despite heading to Macau this weekend 14 points behind Yvan Muller.
The SEAT pair are the only drivers who can still secure the title on the challenging street circuit, with Muller currently holding a 14 point advantage over his Italian stablemate.
However, the SEAT team has already said that its drivers will be free to race each other in the Chinese enclave and while he admitted it was unlikely he'd be able to overturn Muller's lead, Tarquini was quick to point out that anything could happen during the course of the weekend.
“This situation is one which SEAT has been dreaming about since the beginning of the season, with two of our drivers competing for the world title after winning the manufacturers' championship, so it's a great moment for us,” Tarquini admitted. “But on the other hand we have to be realistic, since Muller's point spread is considerable and I have a 10 per cent chance of winning.
“But anything can happen at such a special, complicated race such as Macau. Whatever does happen, whether I win or not, this has been a magnificent season for me.”