Pepe Oriola to race SEAT TDI at Salzburgring

Spanish driver Pepe Oriola will compete in the 2011 FIA European Touring Car Cup with a SEAT Leon TDI run by his WTCC team, SUNRED Engineering.

With the 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine not eligible for the one-off touring car event, the 17-year-old Spaniard will make his European Touring Car Cup debut with the SEAT TDI, which has proven to be one of the most competitive packages in previous years in the event, .

Oriola joins a strong line-up in the Super 2000 class, with his regular SUNRED WTCC team-mate Michel Nykjaer competing in a 2010 specification Chevrolet Cruze, and the two Hondas of Fabrizio Giovanardi and Tomas Engstrom run by Hartmann Honda Racing and Engstrom Motorsport respectively.

Qualifying takes place on Saturday 23rd July at 15:00 CET with the races at 11:20 and 12:35 CET on Sunday 24th July.