Driver Profile: Barry English. SEAT Supercopa

Driver Profile: Barry English. SEAT Supercopa

SEAT Supercup veteran Barry English joins the Open Endurance Series ranks for 2018. Barry is no stranger to endurance racing, having competed at the sharp end in the Fiesta 6 hour race a number of times in the past.

Car Profile:

The Leon Supercup or Supercopa as it is known throughout Europe is actually the most mass-produced racing car of all time, over 370 have been built. The cars are manufactured by SEAT Sport in Spain from a bare shell and are purpose-built racing cars, not modified road cars. That said, they are based on the SEAT Leon Cupra.

 

The engine is the 2 litre, 4 cylinder TFSi unit found in quite a lot of cars in Volkswagen/Audi/SEAT group. The modifications are surprisingly not that extensive.  It produces a healthy 301bhp and 340nm of torque, primarily through the use of a larger turbo and different mapping. The gearbox is the semi-auto DSG unit which utilises paddle shifts and is also tuned to give much faster, more aggressive gear changes.

 

 Driver Profile:

Prior to racing SEATS Barry raced Zetec Fiesta’s for two seasons and prior to 2008 he raced national hot rods at Tipperary Raceway.
Barry is the founder of  Winthrop, who offer a full range of Mechanical and Electrical Installation Services, including Engineering, Project Management, Data Works, Design, Build and Construction.

 Sponsors:

Barry’s Sponsors are Winthrop and The Johnstown Estate

 

 

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