Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 17/2011

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VW powered Formula Euro Series Nurburgring 2011
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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Cup leader Mateusz Lisowski shows commanding performance at the Nürburgring

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Cup leader Mateusz Lisowski shows commanding performance at the Nürburgring

Pole position, fastest race lap and victory – Mateusz Lisowski managed the motorsport hat-trick in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at the Nürburgring. But the Pole had to work harder than it seemed to clinch his third victory of the season at the sixth race in the Eifel region. In the first half of the race the series rookie fought a remarkable duel with last year's winner Aditya Patel (India) which he decided in his favour also thanks to the push-to-pass system. On top of everything, Patel on the final lap had to admit defeat to Daniel Lloyd (Great Britain) but with a third-place finish he celebrated his best result of the season. The best representative of the Legends classification, in which national rally aces competed, was Uwe Nittel on position 13. Thomas Schöffler decided the Junior classification in his favor for the second consecutive time.

Formula 3 Euro Series Laurens Vanthoor is best Volkswagen driver at the Nürburgring

Formula 3 Euro Series Laurens Vanthoor is best Volkswagen driver at the Nürburgring

The Belgian Laurens Vanthoor was the best Volkswagen driver at rounds 16, 17 and 18 of the Formula Euro Series season at the Nürburgring. At the first race on Saturday as well as at the third round on Sunday the driver from Volkswagen's partner team Signature took fifth place. At the second race of the weekend Vanthoor mounted the podium with a third-place finish. By taking sixth place in the first and third race Marco Wittmann maintained his chances for the championship.

Polo Cup South Africa Devin Robertson celebrates double victory at Port Elizabeth

Polo Cup South Africa Devin Robertson celebrates double victory at Port Elizabeth

A clear success for the South African Devin Robertson at the fifth race weekend of the Polo Cup South Africa at the Aldo Scribante Race Circuit in Port Elizabeth: Robertson won both races and further extended his lead of the standings. At the first round Dewald Brummer and Lee Thompson completed the podium. At the second race Thompson finished as the runner-up ahead of Kosie Weyers.

Formula Volkswagen South Africa Robert Wolk takes lead of the standings

Formula Volkswagen South Africa Robert Wolk takes lead of the standings

Robert Wolk was the strongest driver at the fifth race weekend of the Formula Volkswagen South Africa at Port Elizabeth. The South African clinched the pole position twice and won the first round in front of Simon Moss and Tasmin Pepper. At the second round he relegated Tasmin Pepper and Jayde Kruger to positions two and three. In the standings four races before the end of the season Robert Wolk took the lead with a twelve-point advantage over Jayde Kruger.

Volkswagen Endurance Cup the Netherlands Accord Uitzendbureau wins 12-hour race at Zandvoort

Volkswagen Endurance Cup the Netherlands Accord Uitzendbureau wins 12-hour race at Zandvoort

The fourth round of the Volkswagen Endurance Cup season ended in Team Accord Uitzendbureau winning with drivers Jeroen den Boer and Marcel Dekker. At the 12-hour race at Zandvoort the Dutch duo relegated the 2006 champion, FIA Racing, with drivers Eddie den Dekker and Rolf den Jong to second place in front of the Dukes Racing team with Jan Evers and Henny van Doorn. Due to heavy rain the race had to be neutralized twice and ended behind the safety car. As the double number of points was awarded at Zandvoort the drivers from Accord Uitzendbureau were able to extend their lead to 13 points ahead of Morien Match.

Coming up next …

12–13 August

Swedish Touring Car Championship at Karlskoga (S)

12–14 August

FIA Formula 3 International Trophy at Zandvoort (NL)

12–14 August

ATS Formula 3 Cup at Spielberg (A)

12–14 August

ADAC Formula Masters at Spielberg (A)

 

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