After an incredible season of intense racing, close finishes and an even closer final, the winner of the SEAT Leon Eurocup is Pol Rosell. The Spanish Baporo Motorsport driver lifted his second SEAT Leon Eurocup title after finishing fifth in the 14th race of the season at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.
The previous day Rosell impressed by grabbing his fourth win of the season at what proved to be a crucial time. Rosell’s victory on the first race day was more than deserved with a dominant display right from the start to the very end. Mikel Azcona for PCR sport followed and Niels Langeveld for Target Competition completed the podium. Lucile Cypriano once again led the way in the Ladies’ Trophy clinching yet another victory.
Stian Paulsen and Rosell began the first race sharing first place at the top of the table, however Paulsen ended up trailing in ninth place until the very end when he made a fierce comeback, narrowly missing out on a podium finish and ending the race in fourth. New face Langeveld took Paulsen’s place on the podium in what was his international debut.
It looked like Paulsen may have done enough to keep the title within his sights, however it wasn’t meant to be with a disastrous result on the second race day in Barcelona.
Although Paulsen can take pride in finishing second overall, he is unlikely to be happy with dropping out of the battle on the final lap. Paulsen showed incredible pace and resilience throughout the whole season, which offered an entertaining and unforgettable duel for the title between himself and Rosell. Although Rosell walked off with the title, he didn’t make it onto the podium and instead finished in fifth.
The star of the second race day and undoubtedly the whole Ladies’ Trophy was Lucile Cypriano. She once again delivered an incredible performance and unsurprisingly finished first overall in the Ladies’ Classification. Her presence throughout couldn’t be ignored and ultimately her skill couldn’t be disputed. What was perhaps one of the most satisfying ends to the season for the Frenchwoman was finishing the final race in first place.
Now that the 2015 SEAT Leon Eurocup has come to an end the racers and audience are left with some unforgettable and truly captivating moments. From the beginning when the engines were fired up at Paul Ricard and then onto Estoril, Silverstone, Red Bull Ring, Nürburgring, Monza and lastly Barcelona. The drivers raced across Europe in what proved to be an emotionally charged and passionate fight for first place.
Winner Pol Rosell had this to say: “Amazing! We’ve managed to win the SEAT Leon Eurocup for the second year in a row: what more can you ask for? After the win yesterday we knew that the last one would not be easy by any means but despite this we managed to enjoy it and drove a very conservative race. I have to give thanks to all of my team because across the whole season they have done some fantastic work and this is a result that we have all gained.”