Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 13/2011

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Marco Wittmann shines at home round Norisring
Marco Wittmann shines at home round Norisring Source Volkswagen AG
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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Ola Nilsson Victory Marco Wittmann shines at home round Norisring Volkswagen drivers dominate at the Nürburgring Fredrik Ekblom takes lead of the standings Volkswagen Racing Cup victory for Steve Chaplin

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup  First victory of the season for Ola Nilsson

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup First victory of the season for Ola Nilsson at 2011 Norisring

The Swede Ola Nilsson secured his first win of the season in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at the Norisring. In the "German Monaco” last year's winner Stefano Proetto decided a captivating duel for second place against the leader of the standings, Mateusz Lisowski, in his favour by a narrow margin. In the classification of the Le Mans Legends John Nielsen triumphed in front of Frank Biela and Jan Lammers.

Formula 3 Euro Series Marco Wittmann shines at home round

Formula 3 Euro Series Marco Wittmann shines at home round

With two victories and a third place Volkswagen racer Marco Wittmann was the dominant driver of the Formula 3 Euro Series weekend at the Norisring. Through his exploits in Nuremberg the local hero improved to second place overall and now ranks just 31 points behind the leader of the standings, Roberto Merhi. With Laurens Vanthoor finishing the first round as the runner-up and Daniel Abt taking third place in the third race two further talents "powered by Volkswagen” finished on the podium in largely wet conditions.

British Formula 3 Championship Volkswagen drivers dominate at the Nurburgring

British Formula 3 Championship Volkswagen drivers dominate at the 2011 Nurburgring

Three races, three victories: The Volkswagen drivers were the measure of all things during the British Formula 3 Championship's visit to the Nurburgring. The Carlin Motorsport trio Kevin Magnussen, Jack Harvey and Felipe Nasr secured the three race victories in the Eifel. Thanks to his fifth success of the season plus and a second and fourth place the Brazilian Nasr clearly extended his overall lead to 75 points. Three other drivers with engines from Wolfsburg – Rupert Svendsen-Cook, guest entrant Antonio Félix da Costa and Carlos Huertas – finished on the podium as well.

Swedish Touring Car Championship Fredrik Ekblom takes lead of the standings

Swedish Touring Car Championship Fredrik Ekblom takes lead of the standings

A successful race weekend for Fredrik Ekblom: The Volkswagen driver achieved a start-finish victory at the first race of the Swedish Touring Car Championship round at Falkenberg. The 40-year-old in his Volkswagen Scirocco powered by bio natural gas came eighth at the second race that featured a reversed grid. After five of nine race weekends Ekblom now leads the standings. His team-mate Patrik Olsson finished in fourth and fifth place on the 1.843-kilometre circuit.

Volkswagen Racing Cup Double victory for Steve Chaplin

British Volkswagen Racing Cup Double victory for Steve Chaplin

At the British Volkswagen Racing Cup's only foreign round Steve Chaplin was unbeatable. The Beetle racer commandingly won both races on the Dutch dune circuit at Zandvoort. Joe Fulbrook finished the seventh race of the season as the runner-up; third place was taken by Peter Lettinga. Victory at the eighth race went to the leader of the standings, Chaplin, in front of the Golf drivers Zoe Wenham and Tim Snaylam.

Coming up next …

04 July

Volkswagen Endurance Cup the Netherlands at Assen (NL)

08 – 10 July

ADAC Formula Masters at the Nürburgring (D)

09 – 10 July

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China at Ordos (CN)

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