Tom Coronel says he remains determined to race on until the end of the WTCC season despite Dutch SEAT importer Pon Car announcing it was pulling out of the championship for financial reasons.
The company said earlier this week that it would not be racing at Okayama and Macau, but Coronel insisted on Friday that he and his SUNRED team are looking for funding to continue racing until the end of the year.
The Dutchman said he respected Pon Car's decision and was thankful to the company.
"It is a big disappointment, because Japan and Macau are very special places to me," said Coronel.
"I fully respect the motivations behind the Pon Car's decision. They have always given me tremendous support and the fact that I have been racing in WTCC for the last five years is fully due to their efforts.
"However, myself and SUNRED Engineering are keen to finish the season, especially as we are still in contention for the Independents' Trophy.
"So we are looking for the budget that will enable us to race in Okayama and Macau. I never give up, so I will try everything I can to complete this mission."