The CUPRA Leon Competición will be racing at the WTCR 2020. CUPRA’s new racecar is going to participate in the upcoming season of the world touring car cup with the Hungarian team Zengő Motorsport, which will feature three cars and the CUPRA driver Mikel Azcona.
Azcona will join young newcomer Bence Boldizs and the Hungarian champion Gábor Kismarty-Lechner at the wheel of the CUPRA Leon Competición. The sporty brand’s new racecar has already proved its competitiveness on the tracks of the TCR Italy and the TCR Scandinavia. A month and a half after its world debut in Monza, drivers such as Salvatore Tavano (Scuderia del Girasole by CUPRA Racing) or Robert Dahlgren (PWR Racing) raced the CUPRA touring car to the top of the leaderboard in their respective championships.
While the Hungarians Boldizs and Kismarty-Lechner will be making their WTCR debut in 2020, this will be Azcona’s second season in a competition where he finished sixth in the driver’s standings last year, after taking four podium finishes and winning one.
The 2020 season of the WTCR kicks off on the weekend of 12 and 13 September in Belgium’s Zolder circuit. The World Touring Car Cup will then travel to the Nürburgring, Slovakia Ring, Hungaroring, Aragon and Adria to complete a total of 16 races until the end of the championship on 15 November.
CUPRA Leon Competición
Developed to compete in the TCR series and in endurance races around the world, the new racecar is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that delivers 340 PS at 6800 RPM and a torque of 410 Nm mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The brand-new competition model CUPRA accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 260 km/h. Compared to the previous generation CUPRA TCR, the CUPRA Leon Competición combines the brand’s new bodywork and a chassis geometry which has been specifically designed for the model, reducing weight, providing rigidity and enabling greater customisation for each team and driver.