Seat officially quits FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) –

Spanish carmaker Seat has just announced that it has withdrawn its factory team from the FIA WTCC (World Touring Car Championship), after an extremely successful run in the competition.

“After achieving all possible successes in the WTCC, we are now going to focus all our efforts on customer sports in different championships. We are always eager to win when a SEAT is on the track and to do so, SEAT Sport will provide all of our customers with the necessary technical support,” said SEAT Sport director Jaime Puig in a statement.

After winning two manufacturer’s titles in 2008 and 2009, and having two world champions, Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini, rumors were circulating that the company would follow in the steps of BMW, which will race just two cars, instead of three on its factory team. Now though, it seems Seat has completely pulled out, and will only supply cars and expertise to private pilots.

For the 2010 season Chevrolet will continue to operate three cars, while Lada hasn’t released a concrete plan. BMW, as I’ve said, will operate just two cars in the next season of the championship.

Source: AutoEvolution

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