Valencia, in the south of Spain, is the scene for the final two rounds of the Seat Leon Eurocup this weekend. With just seven points separating Irish driver Eoin Murray and joint leaders of the Championship Gabor Weber and Michael Rossi this is a real opportunity for Eoin Murray to lift a second European title in his short career in Motorsport.
Valencia has good memories for the Irishman as he won the European Alfa Romeo Championship on this very circuit in 2005. Driving for the Portuguese based team Oasis Motorsport, with support from Louropel & Saraiva, Murray is relishing the opportunity in 2010 but is not underestimating the challenge ahead.
It has been a highly contested championship and Eoin’s team, Oasis Motorsport have been working hard to provide the best possible package for the important race weekend. The teams spare engine has now been installed in the car and all are hopeful that this will give them the extra pace needed to take a win in race one.
Eoin, who commenced the 2010 season in the Spanish Seat Leon Supercopa, switched to the European series prior to the first round in Europe. He will renew acquaintances with a number of the drivers from the Spanish series when they join the fray in the Eurocup this weekend at Valencia.
Speaking from his home in Firhouse, Dublin prior to departure Eoin said, “we need to go to Valencia and win race one. We can then review our championship position and decide on strategy for race two. I was not happy with our pace at Oschersleben so we have changed our engine for the spare one and hopefully this will be a better option for the weekend. Overall, I am confident that we will be very strong contenders for the 2010 Seat Leon Eurocup”