4th Round SEAT Leon EUROCUP results

Pol Rosell takes control in Austria

Mario-DablanderEdina-BusPol-RosellShane-Anthony-WilliamsSpielberg 05/07/2015 – The leader shows his authority. Pol Rosell (Baporo Motorsport) today achieved victory in the second race of the weekend at Red Bull Ring circuit, in the fourth round of the SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015. The reigning champion of the single brand trophy did well to earn his second win of the season, the third of his career in the international series. This allowed him to extend his lead in the general classification, as he is now six points clear of second-placed Stian Paulsen (Stian Paulsen Racing), who was fifth today. Local hero Mario Dablander (Target Competition) was second and debutant Shane Anthony Williams (Wolf-Power Racing) was back on the podium, this time on the third step. Accompanying them on the rostrum for the first time this season was Edina Bús (B3 Hungary KFT), who ranked first in the Ladies Trophy after a nice fight with Andrina Gugger (Target Competition). Lucile Cypriano (JSB Competition), today 26th after an incident with Mikel Azcona (PCR Sport), continues to lead the women’s competition in the SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015.

Pol Rosell
Pol Rosell

Rosell, who started from second place on the grid, took the lead at the first corner when he overtook Mauricio Hernandez (Target Competition), who started from the pole. From there, with great tyre management on the abrasive Austrian asphalt, he managed to maintain and even extend the lead over his pursuers, well away from the battles being waged between them. The first of those battles, was led by Norbert Kiss (Hungary KFT B3), who fought with Hernandez and then with Loris Hezemans (Target Competition), winner of yesterday’s race, who finished 15th after falling to the rear of the race before coming back 12 places.

The SEAT Leon Eurocup at the Red Bull Ring
The SEAT Leon Eurocup at the Red Bull Ring

Lap after lap Rosell pushed ahead. On the tenth lap he set the fastest time of the race (1’40.214, surpassing yesterday’s best by Hezemans) and already had a lead of more than two seconds over Dablander. Behind them, the fight continued, especially for sixth place, with Alexander Morgan (Baporo Motorsport), Fran Rueda (Monlau Competition), local driver Jürgen Schmarl (Target Competition) and Manuel Gião (Baporo Motorsport). In the end, Rosell crossed the finish line more than four seconds ahead, cementing his series leadership, the fruit of his consistent driving having finished on the podium in six of the eight races this year. Meanwhile, Dablander hit the podium for the first time in the SEAT Leon Eurocup, a great result in his home race.

Following the fourth meeting of the season comes the summer break for the SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015 drivers. The next race weekend will be the 19th & 20th September at the Nurburgring (Germany).

Mario Dablander
Mario Dablander

Pol Rosell, Baporo Motorsport, winner of race 8 of the SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015, 1st in the overall standings: “We’ve done a good job, it was not an easy race but it was key to make a good start and we did so. The temperature was another important factor to consider, which complicated things a bit more, but thanks to the work of my team I was able to push from the start and opened a gap that allowed me manage the race better in the closing stages.”

Mario Dablander, Target Competition, 2nd place in race 8 of the SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015, 7th in the overall standings: “Getting a podium at home is almost better than a win at other tracks. I am very happy! I will go into the summer season of the SEAT Leon Eurocup with a good feeling. It was a very intense race in which there have been many changes and a lot of overtaking so we are very pleased with the result.”

Shane Anthony Williams, Wolf-Power Racing, 3rd place in race 8 of the SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015, 9th in the overall standings: “It’s my second race in the SEAT Leon Eurocup and my second podium. How could I be any happier? Just two weeks ago I was in South Africa and really wanted to take part… now I’m here! It was a great job from all of my team.”

Edina Bús B3 Hungary KFT, classified 1st in Ladies Trophy in race 8 SEAT Leon Eurocup 2015: “It was a very difficult race but finally we were able to conclude ahead of all other participants in the ‘Ladies Trophy’. I am very happy because throughout the race there were many incidents, which complicated our race a lot. So, I am very satisfied and now I’m looking forward to the next round.”

Jaime Puig, SEAT Sport Director: “Despite the intense heat, we enjoyed some really exciting and action-packed racing. Our first visit to the Red Bull Ring circuit has been really intense, though with both races without major incidents. Pol [Rosell] leaves Austria having strengthened his leadership and making things very interesting heading into the second half of the SEAT Leon Eurocup.”

Standings Race 8:

1. Pol Rosell (#1), Baporo Motorsport; 25’14.040
2. Mario Dablander (#61), Target Competition; +4.459
3. Shane Anthony Williams (#8), Wolf-Power Racing; +5.585
4. Julien Briché (#3), JSB Competition; +7.239
5. Stian Paulsen (#34), Stian Paulsen Racing; +10.138
6. Alexander Morgan (#22), Baporo Motorsport; +16.060
7. Fran Rueda (#28), Monlau Competición; +16.663
8. Jürgen Schmarl (#11), Target Competition; +17.186
9. Manuel Gião (#2), Baporo Motorsport; +17.363
10. Jordi Oriola (#33), Target Competition; +21.480
11. Lourenço Beirão Da Veiga (#20), Lourenço Beirão Da Veiga; +26.706
12. Edina Bús (#87), B3 Hungary KFT; +27.124
13. Pierre Etienne Chaumat (#16), JSB Competition; +27.716
14. Andrina Gugger (#24), Target Competition; +28.355
15. Loris Hezemans (#50), Target Competition; +28.829
16. Finlay Crocker (#88), Finlay Crocker; +37.718
17. Mladen Lalusic (#17), Lein Racing; +59.032
18. Dominik Fekete (#37), B3 Hungary KFT; +59.581
19. Marco Pellegrini (#67), Marco Pellegrini; +1’00.194
20. Thibaut Mourgues (#5), Thibaut Mourgues; +1’11.423
21. Jaume Font (#4), Monlau Competición; +1 lap


22. Mauricio Hernández (#10), Target Competition; +4 laps
23. Gaël Castelli (#38), Gaël Castelli; +6 laps
24. Dejan Bulatovic (#12), Lein Racing; +11 laps
25. Mikel Azcona (#6), PCR Sport; +11 laps
26. Lucile Cypriano (#9), JSB Competition; +12 laps
27. Jean-Laurent Navarro (#77), Navarro Jean-Laurent; +13 laps
28. Marie Baus-Coppens  (#21), JSB Competition; +13 laps
29. Norbert Kiss (#15), B3 Hungary KFT; +14 laps
30. Zsolt Dávid Szabó (#46), Zengö Motorsport KFT; +14 laps

Classification 2015 SEAT Leon Eurocup:

1. Pol Rosell (#1), Baporo Motorsport; 56 points
2. Stian Paulsen (#34), Stian Paulsen Racing; 50 points
3. Mikel Azcona (#6), PCR Sport; 39 points
4. Julien Briché (#3), JSB Competition; 32 points
5. Fran Rueda (#28), Monlau Competición; 29 points
6. Alexander Morgan (#22), Baporo Motorsport; 24 points
7. Mario Dablander (#61), Target Competition; 21 points
8. Shane Anthony Williams (#8), Wolf-Power Racing; 15 points
9. Jordi Oriola (#33), Target Competition; 15 points
10. Loris Hezemans (#50), Target Competition; 13 points
11. Jonathan Cocker (#8), Wolf-Power Racing; 11 points
12. Lucile Cypriano (#9), JSB Competition; 11 points (LT)*
13. Norbert Kiss (#15), B3 Hungary KFT; 5 points
14. Mauricio Hernández (#10), Target Competition; 5 points
15. Manuel Gião (#2), Baporo Motorsport; 4 points
16. Andrina Gugger (#24), Target, SRL; 2 points (LT)*
17. Thibaut Mourgues (#5), Thibaut Mourgues; 2 points
18. Jürgen Schmarl (#11), Target Competition; 1 point
19. David Cebrián (#4), Monlau Competición; 1 point

* Ladies Trophy

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