Fernando Monje to finish WTCC season with SUNRED SEAT squad

Recently crowned FIA European Touring Car Cup winner Fernando Monje will compete in the remaining five rounds of this season's World Touring Car Championship with SUNRED Engineering

Fernando Monje to finish WTCC season with SUNRED SEAT squad

The 19-year-old Spaniard sealed the four-round ETCC title with a double victory at last weekend's Imola finale to join a list of champions that includes Fabrizio Giovanardi and James Thompson.

Monje had a full-season WTCC entry this year, but only competed in round two at Valencia driving a SEAT Leon TDI. He will now switch to the newer-spec Leon WTCC, powered by SEAT's latest 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit.

"I am fully focused on the WTCC now, I love the cars and the championship," said Monje. "I will have to fight hard because there are fantastic drivers and I don't know the tracks. For this year my aim is to learn as much as I can to be ready for 2013."

Round eight of the WTCC takes place at Curitiba in Brazil, on July 22.

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