SEAT Are WTCC Champions For 2008

Congratulations to Seat, who have won both the driver and manufacturer titles in the 2008 World Touring Car Championship.

Victory was sealed earlier this week when Rickard Rydell won the Japanese round of the championship at the  Okayama International Circuit. Even though there are two rounds left to go, Seat have built enough of a points lead to guarantee the manufacturers title, and the only two contenders for the drivers title are Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini – both SEAT drivers.

The Seat Leon TDI is the first diesel-engined car to win the WTCC, winning 11 of the 22 rounds so far. Seat’s nearest competitors were BMW with just six victories, while Chevrolet followed with three and Honda one. See, I told you diesel cars could be quick.

The remaining two rounds, 23 and 24, will be held in Macau on 15/16 November.


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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