Eoin Murray, one of Ireland’s most well known motoring personalities and SEAT brand ambassador, has announced that he will compete in a two-part race programme in the Italian Seat Supercopa series driving for Drive Technology Italian – starting with the Vallelunga “Piero Taruffi” racing circuit taking place this weekend. The Autodromo Vallelunga is located a few kilometres from Rome, and is an impressive 4.08 kilometres in length.
Eoin Murray will take to the track in the SEAT Leon Supercopa to support the team in their quest to win the 2011 series. As Murray’s first time to race in Vallelunga, the race will bring a new set of challenges as each race will be a gruelling 48 minutes long, compared to the shorter races Eoin regularly drives. Eoin will travel to the event this Thursday with the qualifying sessions taking place on Saturday ahead of the final two endurance style races on Sunday.
Speaking ahead of the race Eoin said: “I’m really looking forward to the race this weekend. It’s the first time I’m taking part in this series, 48 minutes will be very intense as I am used to racing for a much shorter time. It will be physically much more demanding and will require greater concentration but I’m ready for the challenge and confident the team will do a good job”.