Silverstone 15/05/2016 – Excitement and spectacle in equal parts. The second round of the SEAT Leon Eurocup, hosted by British circuit Silverstone this weekend, has delivered hefty doses of thrills and action to fans and followers of the international series. Finding optimal racing conditions in the UK, the SEAT Leon Eurocup competitors came to the British home of motorsport aiming to give the best of themselves around a fast layout, upon which most of the drivers found a comfortable rhythm. As is custom and with the first ten drivers on the grid setting off from reversed positions, the start of the second race was a fantastic and edge-of-the-seat way to kick off proceedings and push the protagonists of this second meeting of 2016 to the fore.
If yesterday saw Niels Langeveld (Baporo Motorsport) take a deserved victory, followed by Spaniard Mikel Azcona (PCR Sport) and Stian Paulsen (Stian Paulsen Racing) in second and third respectively, today it was Norwegian Stian Paulsen (Stian Paulsen Racing) who bossed the field from start to finish for his second triumph of the season and maintains a consistent podium streak in all the sprints disputed this term. His uncatchable pace meant that he was able to stretch away from the pack and forge a gap of 4.818 seconds over Lourenço Beirao Da Veiga (PCR Sport), who was busy in an intense fight with Briton Alex Morgan (Wolf Racing) until the last breath. Young Frenchwoman Lucile Cypriano (JSB Competition) set off from eleventh place and showcased her exceptional talent again through an impressive comeback to fourth spot.
Stian Paulsen (Stian Paulsen Racing) has consolidated his series lead with 84 points followed by Mikel Azcona (PCR Sport) with 70 and Niels Langeveld (Baporo Motorsport) who is third with 53 points. In the Ladies Trophy, Lucile Cyprinao is the undisputed pace-setter on 40 points.
After today’s race the competitors and set-up of the international series will head to the French circuit of Paul Ricard where the two races of the third meeting on the SEAT Leon Eurocup schedule will take place on June 4-5.
Jaime Puig, Director of SEAT Sport: “Every race of the SEAT Leon Eurocup is a spectacle. Today we really enjoyed the fights and changes of positions that we saw throughout the contest. Stian, who stays as leader and who has appeared on our podium with every outing, showed again what great form he is in. One of the best performances came from Lucile Cypriano who rallied back from that eleventh position to be fourth. Her youth and talent were again evident at Silverstone. We really enjoyed this one”.