Sunred confirm six-Seat line up

Tarquini, Dudukalo, Monteiro, Nykjær, Oriola, Barth

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17 February 2011 - 11:56
Sunred confirm six-Seat line up

SUNRED confirmed their line up in the 2011 WTCC. The Spain-based outfit will start the season with six SEAT León TDI cars under three different banners; the plan is to switch to 1.6L turbo engines as soon as possible.
2009 World Champion Gabriele Tarquini will team with Aleksei Dudukalo at Lukoil-SUNRED.

“I am very pleased that Lukoil gave me the opportunity to continue racing in WTCC and to have Dudukalo as team-mate. I’ll do my best to help him during his maiden season," said Tarquini.

The Russian racer declared: "The WTCC has been a dream for me over the last few years. In 2010 Tarquini’s advises helped me a lot in the SEAT Eurocup. I think that together we can become a strong force in the WTCC this year."

Tiago Monteiro and Michel Nykjær will join Pepe Oriola at SUNRED Engineering.

Monteiro: "I am happy that SEAT and our partners have put their trust on me and I am delighted to race one more year in a championship which is one of the best in the world. I want to profit from the experience I have acquired over the past few years and translate that into my best season.”

Nykjær: "I’m looking forward to one more season with SUNRED. I learned a lot from them last year and I’m ready to do my best for claiming that victory I nearly had at Monza and Okayama. I have a full season of experience, so there is no doubt that I’ll be aiming for podium results."

The sixth car will be driven by Fredy Barth for the colours of SEAT Swiss Racing by SUNRED.

Team principal Joan Orús stated: “We are very happy to race six cars once again. It will be an interesting season and I am sure that all our drivers have the necessary skill to succeed. We will fight for both the WTCC Championship and the Yokohama Trophy.”

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