Murray takes inaugural SEAT Supercup title – Motorsport.ie

The SEAT Supercup Ireland made its first visit to Kirkistown on Saturday for the fifth & final event of the exciting new 10 round series.  With four drivers going into the meeting in contention for the inaugural title, it was Rounds 7 & 8 winner Niall Murray who would put in another dominant performance to be crowned champion.  Starting Race 1 from pole position with main title rival Rod McGovern alongside, the 2013 Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year would go on to take a comfortable 7-second win over the MM Motorsport driver with Barry English completing the podium.  With the Race 1 result reversed to form the grid for Race 2, putting Michael Cullen on pole, 20-year-old Murray worked his way to the front over the 16-lap encounter to again head home McGovern to claim his fourth win of the season and with it the SEAT Supercup Ireland title.  Completing the Round 10 podium, John Farrelly would also complete the Top 3 in the final standings behind Murray and McGovern.
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With more than 300 units currently being raced worldwide, the SEAT Leon Supercopa is one of the most reliable and all-purpose vehicles in touring car racing. They can be found competing in numerous championship events around the world as the car provides drivers with a well-balanced, high-performance and economical race car.

Spec

Engine

Type: Turbocharged; 4-cylinder in line
Intake system: Direct fuel injection
Displacement (cc): 1984 cc
Bore x stroke (mm): 82,5 x 92,8
Maximum power: 301 CV
Maximum torque (Nm/ rpm): 340 Nm
Electronic control: BOSCH MED 9.1
Exhaust: Racing catalysed 98dB
Fuel tank: Standard with additional fuel flow pump

Transmission
Traction: Front-wheel-drive
Gearbox: 6 speed DSG
Differential: Mechanical limited slip differential with ramps 25/45
Gearbox: Control Electronic on steering wheel module

Chassis and Suspension
Front suspension: McPherson, adjustable in height, toe and camber
Rear suspension: Multi-link axel, adjustable in height, toe and camber
Spring: Helicoidally spring adjustable in height
Front brakes: AP 6-piston callipers, 362 mm steel auto ventilated discs
Rear brakes: 255 mm steel auto ventilated discs
Brake pedal: Unitary with brake balance regulation
Steering: Hydraulic power steering rack and pinion
Wheels: SEAT Sport  9.5”x18”

Tyres: Yokohama A005 250/650R18

Body and aerodynamics
Roll Cage: FIA Homologated, Hans adaptated
Driver position: Adapted to the car weight balance
Aerodynamic: Flat floor, Front splitter & wings, Rear diffuser & spoiler
Front Width (max): 1.858 mm
Rear Width   (max): 1.787 mm
Length: 4.476 mm
Wheelbase: 2.596 mm

Car check-control
ECU: VAS connection available
Data acquisition: AIM adapted system with 25 CAN + 8 mathematic channels

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