German driver René Münnich will take over the second SEAT León WTCC of the Special Tuning Racing team at next weekend’s round of the World Touring Car Championship in Japan.
The team owner of the Münnich Motorsport team which won the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship’s drivers’ and teams’ titles plans to evaluate the WTCC as a future platform for his team with the GT1 Championship now closing down.
“It is a great pleasure to work with Special Tuning Racing in the WTCC,” said Münnich. “It is a good opportunity for me to get a hands on evaluation of the WTCC. As a driver this is a new challenge for me. I have never raced at Suzuka before. Luckily we are using the short circuit so that will give me the chance to learn the track quickly and get used to the car. My aim is to see a continual improvement from the first practice session to the last lap of the final race; that would be a good result.”
“The Competition in the WTCC is of the highest level, so it will take some time to get used to it. I have experience with different cars such as the Lamborghini GT1, the Mercedes SLS GT3, and the old Ford Focus WTCC.”
“The European Rally Cross Championship in which I have been competing this year has come to an end for this season, so I want to use this time now to investigate the possibility for our team for the following WTCC season.”