SEAT recruits Muller for Estoril

Newly-crowned British Touring Car champion Yvan Muller will return to the European series in its next round at Estoril, driving for SEAT Sport

SEAT recruits Muller for Estoril

Muller, who has previously raced for Alfa Romeo as an ETCC 'mercenary' will drive a Toledo Cupra-R alongside regular drivers Jordi Gene and Frank Diefenbacher. The latter scored the team's first podium finish at Oschersleben earlier this month.

"The podium has given us the bonus of added motivation," said SEAT motorsport chief Jaime Puig. "A development year can be very hard and it is good to see everyone so committed and enthusiastic. Now we have this momentum we are putting in a third car for this race to increase the speed and we learn and improve the car."

Muller was linked to a fulltime drive with SEAT before the start of the season, but elected to stick with Vauxhall for another year in the BTCC. The Frenchman will be forced to race with 40-kilos of ballast in the Portuguese event, as per championship regs for new drivers in the final three rounds of the series.

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