Endurance Championship Nürburgring Successful Nordschleife debut for Johnny Herbert
Formula 1 Grand Prix winner, 24 Hours of Le Mans victor, but never a single race on the Nordschleife: This was previously the case for Johnny Herbert who made his debut this weekend in the Nürburgring endurance championship. The 46-year old Briton drove a Scirocco GT24-CNG to victory in the class for cars with alternative drive together with Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah and Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen with responsibility for Technical Development. In contrast, the test race for the Golf24 as preparation for the 24-hour race in June was over early: Nicki Thiim spun off the track in the second lap after being nudged by a competitor, slid into the barrier and had to retire.
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China Zhang Da Sheng und Tian Li Ying win at season opener
The winners of the first two races of this year's Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China are called Zhang Da Sheng and Tian Li Ying. Local matador Sheng won the first race on the Zhuhai International Circuit from the Italian Andrea Reggiani and the US American Sam Yau. Another Chinese Tian Li Ying won the second race in front of his home crowd. Yau and Reggiani mounted the podium once again thanks to their second and third places. The successful one-make cup in the ‘Middle Kingdom' is staged as the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup for the first time thanks to new namesake Volkswagen R GmbH.
Volkswagen Endurance Cup Accord Uitzendbureau victorious at Zolder
Team Accord Uitzendbureau wins second round of the Dutch Volkswagen Endurance Cup. Jeroen den Boer and his team mate Marcel Dekker, who won the title in 2009 with Accord Uitzendbureau, won the 500 kilometer race at Zolder (Belgium) ahead of the teams RSR and The Dukes Racing in second and third respectively. The fifth placed team Peter Kommer Autosport still leads the championship standings. Every participant in the Endurance Cup races a Volkswagen Golf 5 2.0 TDI.
Porsche Supercup Rast wins in the streets of Monaco
Volkswagen Junior René Rast was unbeatable in the highlight of the Porsche Supercup season. The defending champion converted his pole position in the third race of the season into his first Porsche Supercup victory this year. As a result of his win around the spectacular street track the 24-year old improves to third place in the drivers' standings.
Coming up …
Polo-Cup South African at Phakisa (ZA)
Formel Volkswagen South African at Phakisa (ZA)
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Spielberg (A)
Formula 3 Euro Series at Spielberg (A)
ATS Formula 3 Cup at Assen (NL)