Eoin Murray, one of Ireland’s most well known motoring personalities and SEAT brand ambassador, has announced that he will compete in a two-part race programme in the Italian Seat Supercopa series driving for Drive Technology Italian – starting with the Vallelunga “Piero Taruffi” racing circuit taking place this weekend. The Autodromo Vallelunga is located a few kilometres from Rome, and is an impressive 4.08 kilometres in length.
Eoin Murray will take to the track in the SEAT Leon Supercopa to support the team in their quest to win the 2011 series. As Murray’s first time to race in Vallelunga, the race will bring a new set of challenges as each race will be a gruelling 48 minutes long, compared to the shorter races Eoin regularly drives. Eoin will travel to the event this Thursday with the qualifying sessions taking place on Saturday ahead of the final two endurance style races on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of the race Eoin said: “I’m really looking forward to the race this weekend. It’s the first time I’m taking part in this series, 48 minutes will be very intense as I am used to racing for a much shorter time. It will be physically much more demanding and will require greater concentration but I’m ready for the challenge and confident the team will do a good job”.
Eoin will have no time to rest once this weekend’s competition comes to an end as the second leg of the race programme takes part in Monza on the 15th and 16th of October. Monza is one of the oldest GP circuits in Formula 1.
Eoin Murray also drives a SEAT Leon CUPRA R when he is off the track. The SEAT Leon Cupra R takes an already progressively designed car, the SEAT Leon and merges it with the truly unique racing spirit that SEAT is known for so is the perfect car for Eoin to drive when he is not racing. Built by the same hands that prepare the SEAT Leon race cars for world league competitions like the WTCC, the SEAT Leon CUPRA is fitted with a 2.0 TSI 265 bhp engine, which fulfils the EU5 emission standard, and is ready to soar at a heart-stopping 247 km/h.