Endurance Championship Nürburgring Successful test race for Golf24
In preparation for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring the spectacular Golf24 successfully passed a second test at a race. At the third round of the Endurance Championship Nürburgring Thomas Mutsch, Fredrik Ekblom and Franck Mailleux at the wheel of the 440-hp four-wheel drive vehicle occupied sixth place overall in a strong field with many entrants after the six-hour race. The trio benefited from a gross violation of the entire top ten. The ten leading contenders had one lap deducted due to a gross violation of the "yellow flag rule”. In a Volkswagen Scirocco Volkswagen Management Board Member for Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, journalist Peter Wyss, former Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell and Volkswagen "Dakar” winner Carlos Sainz won the SP11 class for gas-powered vehicles.
Formula 3 Euro SeriesVolkswagen drivers clinch two victories
The Japanese Kimiya Sato and Marco Wittmann (Germany) both secured their first victories of the season on the third race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series at Zandvoort. Sato won the sprint race on Saturday, the German won Sunday's round. Signature driver Wittmann thus improved to second place overall in the highly competitive junior series. Gianmarco Raimondo from Canada as the runner-up on Saturday perfected the one-two result of the Volkswagen customer team Motopark.
British Formula 3 Championship Kevin Magnussen celebrates two victories
On the third race weekend of the British Formula 3 Championship the Dane Kevin Magnussen shone. The son of the British Formula 1 driver, Jan Magnussen, celebrated his first Formula 3 win at the wheel of a Dallara F308 Volkswagen and led a group of six Volkswagen racers on the top six positions. After a mid-field position at the second race Magnussen crowned his weekend with a second win at the final round. Felipe Nasr, who finished one race as the runner-up, remains the leader of the standings in Great Britain.
ATS Formula 3 Cup Richie Stanaway celebrates fourth win of the season at the Sachsenring
He showed the heels to his rivals yet again. At the first round of the ATS Formula 3 Cup at the Sachsenring rookie Richie Stanaway celebrated the fourth victory at the fifth race. The prospects for the New Zealander from the Van Amersfoort racing team had been anything but good though. After an accident in qualifying the fielding of his Dallara F307 Volkswagen was doubtful for a long time. The fastest race lap was set by the Briton Tom Blomqvist. The driver from the Performance Racing team finished the second round on the podium. With a fourth-place finish on Sunday Stanaway successfully defended his lead of the standings.
ADAC Formula Masters Sven Müller captures lead of the standings after two wins
Sven Müller is the driver of the weekend in the ADAC Formula Masters. The 19-year-old German was jubilant after his first win in formula racing at the second race at the Sachsenring. At the third race he was again the measure of all things and, in addition, took the overall lead. The maximum number of points at the first race was secured by Pascal Wehrlein, who repeated his win from last year and with a score of 96 points is now ranking in third place overall behind Müller (110 points) and the Briton Emil Bernstorff (108). All racers contesting the ADAC Formula Masters drive 145-hp Dallara "powered by Volkswagen”.
Volkswagen Racing Cup Successes for Steve Chaplin and Aaron Mason
Steve Chaplin and Aaron Mason are the winners of the second race weekend of the British Volkswagen Racing Cup. Chaplin won the first race at Snetterton in the New Beetle in front of Golf GTI driver Steve Wood and Mason. Mason countered at the second race and in his Golf GTI won in front of Chaplin and leader of the standings Wood.
South African Rally Championship Jan Habig just barely misses podium place at Mpumalanga Rally
The Mpumalanga Rally in South Africa ended in a fourth-place finish for Volkswagen driver Jan Habig and his co-driver Robert Paisley in the Volkswagen Polo S2000. After two rally days the Volkswagen Duo that had started despite co-driver Robert Paisley having suffered a broken collar bone was just 45.5 seconds behind the winner, Conrad Rautenbach. Fifth place went to Hergen Fekken/Pierre Arries, also in the Polo S2000. The 2009 Dakar Rally winner, Giniel de Villiers, together with his co-driver, Ralph Pitchford, finished seventh overall.
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Swedish Touring Car Championship at Mantorp Park (S)
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