SEAT signs Terting

SEAT has confirmed that it will enter three cars in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (formerly the ETCC). The Spanish manufacturer has retained Jordi Gene and Rickard Rydell in the squad, but has replaced Frank Diefenbacher with 20-year-old German rising tin-top star Peter Terting

SEAT signs Terting

Terting, who finished runner-up in the German SEAT Supercopa with five race wins, has enjoyed Volkswagen Group support for much of his car racing career. The German was called up by Audi to drive a TT in the DTM when the series visited Shnaghai during 2004.

Seat is planning to test the latest evolution of its 260bhp Toleda Cupra, which took its first victory in the series last season, in mid-January.

"It's a great honour to have been chosen by the SEAT Sport management to join their official team, and I hope to meet their expectations," said Terting. "My 2004 season was very satisfactory, and I'm greatly looking forward to taking this leap"

Jaime Puig, Director of SEAT Sport commented: "We studied several possibilities before recruiting a young German driver. We chose Peter after assessing his track tests and evaluating his career over the past years and his experience at different single-seater and touring car championships, as well as the fact he has driven all the Volkswagen Group manufacturers' cars."

"Peter has demonstrated his potential in 2004 in the German Supercopa, and we believe that next year he will catch on quickly to driving the more powerful and sophisticated Toledo Cupra in the FIA World Touring Car Championship".

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