Diesel power by SEAT

Posted on Monday, 12 November 2007 , 07:11:29 byEmil

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Diesel power by SEAT

SEAT will switch its British Touring Car Championship attacking to diesel power for next year. Having achieved great success with the diesel power on the international race tracks, the company will follow suit right here in Britain. `We`re looking at the feasibility of running SEAT Leon TDIs in the 2008 British championship, and a decision will be taken once we`ve fully evaluated the performance variations between the petrol and diesel cars` admitted SEAT UK Motorsport Manager – Scott Dennis.

Jason Plato – Leon team leader confirmed `It looks good on paper and it makes sense from a marketing perspective. But first we must find out if it really is a better package. The circuits, tyres and race day formats are different in the BTCC, and despite the obvious commercial attractions, we will only run the TDI if it`s significantly faster`.