Tiago Monteiro extends SUNRED deal to continue racing in the WTCC in 2012
|By Pablo Elizalde||Friday, March 2nd 2012, 14:41 GMT|
Tiago Monteiro has extended his deal to race a SUNRED-run SEAT Leon in the 2012 World Touring Car Championship.
The Portuguese driver has scored 15 podiums in the WTCC since he joined forces with SUNRED back in 2007.
Monteiro's team will race under the SEAT Tuenti banner.
"I am very pleased to be renewing my contract with SEAT Tuenti Racing Team," said Monteiro. "Its an extension that is pretty obvious from a competitive and commercial standpoint.
"The brand is increasingly committed to the championship and the best proof of that is that the improvements made to the car this year are significant: a new engine and several major technical developments."
The WTCC season kicks off at Monza on March 10.
"I can't wait to get back to competition in the strictest sense," he added. "Next week, the Imola tests will be very important for preparing for the start of the season. These tests will be brief but no stone will be left unturned.
"I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my participation in the WTCC and who continue to believe in my potential and above all in my professionalism."