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SEAT loses FIA turbo appeal

SEAT's appeal regarding changes to the turbo pressure of the Leon TDi has been thrown out by the FIA Court of Appeal, who have ruled the appeal as inadmissible.

SEAT launched the appeal following decisions taken by the Touring Car Bureau to change the maximum supercharged air pressure on the car.

That led SEAT to make a request to the World Motor Sport Council asking for the decision to be reversed, although the WMSC rejected the request.

As a result, SEAT then went to the Court of Appeal but following a meeting prior to the Brands Hatch race weekend, the appeal was rejected by the governing body.

The regulations will therefore remain 'as is' for the foreseeable future.


Tagged as: FIA , WMSC , Seat , court , Leon TDi

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krrch998 - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 10:10 PM

@Who Cares, thats an intersting point, and a good one at that. LeMans was a great example of turbo diesels winning over petrol, the first petrol car was the LMP1 Lola/Aston Martin in 4th place. Why should diesels not be restricted. Diesels are just not that far ahead, against petrol powered cars, aside from their turbos. Surely, it would make more sense to have all cars the same asperation???? It makes scense. Why not just have al cars the same? Oh, wait, thats already been done.... before this whole 'save the enviroment' c@ap. Keep the cars the same, and allow the drivers to do the racing. Stop feckin about wit the rules. All cars with turbos, or all cars without, simples



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