Oscar Nogués proclaimed Seat León Eurocup Champion in Monza

Oscar Nogués proclaimed Seat León Eurocup Champion in Monza

End of the season for the first edition of the Supercopa SEAT León in Monza. The Italian racetrack has been the venue of a spectacular finale proclaiming        Oscar Nogués as the first winner of the Championship. However, the Spanish driver had to face a hard and tough rival this year, Marin Colak, from Croatia, who finished level on points with Nogués, who clinched the title after scoring more victories.

The Spaniard and the Croatian played the leading roles in the last race staged today, with a spectacular two-way fight, driving almost stuck together during the whole race.

The differences were minimal throughout the eleven laps and despite Colak making the best start and leading in the first few laps, an extreme overtaking manoeuvre of Nogués allowed the latter to take over the leadership halfway the race and until the finish.
In the first race held yesterday, Hungarian driver Norbert Mischelisz had no rival and dominated the race ahead of Nogués, who focussed on the championship title and did not take any risk, driving comfortably on second position, while Colak recovered positions after an incident during the start.
 
In the final overall standings, Nogués, Colak and Murray are on the final podium, but there is another driver who has also been awarded today. Norbert Mischeliz, after a very regular performance this weekend and the victory in the first race, won the prize awarded to Eurocup winners: a WTCC race. Mischelisz will be at the wheel of a SEAT León WTCC in the race of the World Touring Car Championship to be staged on the Japanese racetrack of Okayama on 26th October.
 
Oscar Nogués: "I can proudly say that I am the first champion of this series, but the truth is that it has been a tough and much contested season, with many incidents on the track. I’m happy for the victory, but I’m realistic, and I know that Colak finished level on points with me; I just had more victories. So I want to congratulate him, because he also deserves the title."

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