Fredy Barth has not yet re-signed with the SUNRED Engineering SEAT outfit to remain Fredy Barthfor a second season in the World Touring Car Championship, and has told reporters that the matter will be determined on (not surprisingly, in this era) raising enough finances to stay in the series.

The 31-year-old Swiss driver was an early leader in the WTCC Rookie Challenge championship, but was later edged out by fellow SEAT runner Norbert Michelisz.

His best finish in his maiden WTCC season was a fourth place in the opening race at Marrakech.

When asked about the odds of his remaining in the series for a second season, Barth answered: “Primarily, it comes to the financing.”

SUNRED team principal Joán Orus recently confirmed he would like to field a six-car team for the 2011 season, with Barth and Michel Nykjær hopefully participating in the team alongside veterans Gabriele Tarquini & Tiago Monteiro.

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