Attend a career brand is an event, if in addition to what you do at the last appointment of the championship without a champion yet defined, it is more. We have attended the final meeting of the SEAT León Eurocup 2015, a championship-brand where he is campaigning for the SEAT León Cup Racer, which, in addition, we have been able to know thoroughly in the Circuit de Barcelona.
invited Us SEAT to know the ins and outs of one of the competitions most exciting in the current scene, and at the end of the championships brand where the pilot dispute the race in equal conditions are a key factor. And Pol Rosell, winner of the Leon Eurocup 2015 is an example of this to take away for the second time in the championship. Again played until the end of the season.
Just before the meal time we quoted SEAT in one of their box to see the first round of the Leon Eurocup at the Circuit of Barcelona. We saw a departure from the complicated, together more than 30 participants that accelerate straight into the first turn after heavy braking, and where there were few incidents.
The first round highlighted by a hard hand of Pol Rosell, who was followed by Mikel Azcona and Niels Langeveld. Stien Paulsen, the rival of Rosell in the last event of the calendar ended in a fourth position, which left a classification in the first race in which he was leading Rosell with 84 points and left Paulsen in a second position with 77 points. Both came tied at the Barcelona Circuit.
The pilot of Baporo Racing is not won or was on the podium in the second race, led by Lucile Cypriano, Manual Giao and Jimmy Antunes. Neither did Paulsen, who still had options to the championship. Finally the edition 2015 of the SEAT León Eurocup is as with the victory of Pol Rosell, being the runners-up in the hands of Paulsen and a third position for Mikel Azcona. Laia Sanz ran into this quote and was put at the controls of the Leon Cup Racer between riders vying for the championship to the full.
The Leon Cup Racer to detail
But it’s an interesting appointment in the Circuit of Barcelona for us was the opportunity of get to know the SEAT Leon Cup Racer, the model that the own brand makes available to its customers, as well as in this championship also others such as the fashionable TCR. We were able to discover some of their secrets.
Part of the SEAT León Cupra series, which already carries under the hood an engine 2.0 turbo with 280 horses. The same block is the one that is responsible for moving this Cup Racer, but with a power of 330 horses. Is achieved thanks to a new high-flow intake with carbon fiber, new electronics and a exhaust system without restrictions. Pointed SEAT that the differences compared to the standard car are surprisingly scarce.
charge a DSG dual clutch suitably reinforced and with new developments shorter. The maximum speed is 250 km/h, and am surprised that in the interior of the vehicle continues to appear in the selector of the change of any Lion and the the maximum power behind the wheel. There is a sequential change in option, one of the improvements that CHEVY has planned to make the car even more efficient.
it is Precisely the interior is one of its main claims. SEAT Sport has adhered to the rules of procedure to reduce the weight at about 250 pounds. Removed seats, trimmed, and replaced the panels, and dashboard for a few units more simple and light. There is a backet to the pilot and a new safety cage. The steering wheel acts as the brain of the car and practically everything is controlled from there, in addition to the digital screen that replaces the dashboard of series.
The body has been based on the demands of the championship and the width increases to 1.95 meters. To do this it has created a new kit of fins in which aerodynamics play a fundamental role. The morro caters to the need of cutting through the air, and refrigeration mechanics and brakes. For this there is a fireplace in the hood. The ailerons sign a front spoiler and a rear one adjustable able to generate up to 80 pounds of force on the braking.
To show us how well that goes SEAT, we proposed to give a ride in one of them the Catalan track… of airbag. We hopped on the backet, we amarramos with the harness and we went to the track in a couple of fast laps. Honestly, if a word must be set to the Leon Cup Racer that is their braking. It has nothing to do with what you can, and dare, to do with a street car.
The brake of competition, the lower weight, a pair of slicks, and the skill of the pilot make his own to, in the braking, in which we reached more than 230 km/h is absolutely absurd to the limit to which it is able to slow down. After we went into the curves and we realize the ability to turn that has the Cup Racer.
A couple of laps strong serve to look at the game that has the back and how easy it seems to correct to base of steering wheel and right pedal. The sound is very intense to not be silent, but so is the backfiring that occurs between march and march. What is most surprising, not in vain, is to see how the car passes the verges and kerbs at full speed, without fear and just descolocarse. If I tell you the truth, from the inside it seems even that is smaller in size than they really are. The suspension does a job enviable.
From SEAT Sport tell us they are immersed in this project that is already in its second season. The car we speak that are improving the times of last year without modifications, but that is expected new evolution for the next season. Don’t want to hear about more power, because the limit is close and not to expensive the final product round 100,000 euros, one of the bases of the championship. Yes we say that the aerodynamics will be one of the new features of the new evolution.
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