Spielberg, July 5, 2015 – After another intense round of racing at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Pol Rossell has once again found himself at the top of the table. The reigning champion did well to earn his second win of the season on Sunday against some tough competition, however it was Loris Hezemans for Target Competition who took glory on the first day of racing.
Loris Hezemans sealed his first win in the SEAT Leon Eurocup on his debut last Saturday. The Dutchman maintained an impressive pace from start to finish whilst South African, Shane Anthony Williams and Norwegian, Stian Paulsen battled intensely for second place. In the end it was competition rookie Shane Anthony Williams who came out on top clinching second in the last few laps.
Although Rosell found himself battling for fourth place with Norbert Kiss (B3 Hungary KFT) and finally finishing in fifth, he still held on to the lead in overall rankings thanks to the number of podium finishes he has so far achieved this season over the second placed driver.
Lucile Cypriano again returned to the podium for the fifth time in the Ladies Trophy, finishing tenth overall and holding on to her dominant lead in the results table.
The racer who achieved the fastest lap was race winner Hezemans who managed the circuit in 1'38.851s, his first step towards stealing victory.
The second race day was just as hard fought however Pol Rosell didn’t let a podium finish slip from his grasp on this occasion. He finished first and extended his already increasing lead in the general classification, he is now six points ahead of second place Stian Paulsen who finished in fifth place on Sunday
Shane Anthony Williams continued his impressive performance from Saturday and once again made it to the podium, this time in third. Native Austrian Mario Dablander (Target Competition) was also on the podium in second, a five place jump from the previous race day.
Rosell started from second place on the grid and took the lead at the very first corner, overtaking Mauricio Hernandez (Target Competition). It was his great tyre management that allowed him to maintain and extend his lead with every lap. Rosell also achieved the fastest lap of the day (1'40.214s) and eventually finished four seconds ahead of Dablander. Rosell has now had a total of six podium finishes this year, cementing his well-deserved lead in overall rankings.
There was a new face on the podium in the woman’s trophy. Edina Bús (B3 Hungary KFT) finished in pole position after a swift battle with Andrina Gugger (Target Competition). One familiar face that was missing from the podium was Lucile Cypriano, the overall leader in the woman’s cup slipped to 26th place after an unfortunate incident with Mikel Azcona of PCR sport, however it did not affect her overall standings.
Jaime Puig, SEAT Sport Director said of the excitement over the weekend: " Pol [Rosell] leaves Austria having strengthened his leadership and making things very interesting heading into the second half of the SEAT Leon Eurocup." -
The SEAT Leon Eurocup is now moving into a summer break but will return at full speed on the 19th and 20th of September at the famous Nürburgring in Germany.