Saturday, January 22, 2011
SUNRED hopes it can keep Tarquini
SUNRED intends to field six SEATs in the World Touring Car Championship again this year, and is optimistic that it can keep hold of former champion Gabriele Tarquini plus long-time works driver Tiago Monteiro. The team now represents SEAT on a non-works basis in the WTCC after the factory operation was canned at the end of 2009. It fielded Tarquini, Tom Coronel, Monteiro and Jordi Gene, plus rookies Michel Nykjaer and Fredy Barth last year, and has already re-signed the latter pair and recruited SEAT Eurocup graduates Pepe Oriola and Aleksei Dudukalo for 2011.