Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 20/2011

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Volkswagen Polo S2000 in the Osram Rally
Volkswagen Polo S2000 in the Osram Rally Source Volkswagen AG
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Volkswagen Polo S2000 in the Osram Rally Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China in Sepang Volkswagen driver Fredrik Ekblom extends his lead

Swedish Touring Car Championship Volkswagen driver Fredrik Ekblom extends his lead

Swedish Touring Car Championship Volkswagen driver Fredrik Ekblom extends his lead

Rostrum position for Volkswagen on the seventh weekend of racing in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC): with only two racing weekends left in the season, Fredrik Ekblom extended his overall lead to eleven points by coming third and tenth in his Volkswagen Scirocco CNG on the Jyllands-Ringen circuit in Denmark. Johan Kristoffersson, who also drives a Scirocco for Biogas.se, achieved two fourth places for his best result this season.

South African Rally Championship Enzo Kuun is Volkswagen’s best driver in the Osram Rally

South African Rally Championship Enzo Kuun is Volkswagen’s best driver in the Osram Rally

The South African pair Enzo Kuun and Guy Hodgson finished the Osram Rally in fourth place in their Volkswagen Polo S2000 and therefore missed out on a place in the top three in the sixth of the season’s eight races, which was marked by very changeable weather conditions. The 2009 Dakar Rally winner Giniel de Villiers and his co-driver Ralph Pitchford came in behind them, in fifth place. The rally was new to everyone who entered, as this was the first time in 17 years that the South African Rally Championship was held on the country’s picturesque Garden Route between George and Knysna.

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China Italian double victory in Malaysia

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China Italian double victory in Malaysia 2011

In the fourth weekend of racing in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China in Sepang (Malaysia), it was Italian drivers who picked up both victories. In the first evening race of the series, Andrea Reggiani, who was fastest in training, just managed to beat his compatriot Stefano Montesi and the Chinese driver Zhang Da Sheng. In the second race on Sunday afternoon, Stefano Montesi moved into the lead and crossed the finishing line ahead of Americans David Cheng and Sam Yau.

Coming up next …

2–4 September Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup in Brands Hatch (GB)

3–4 September British Formula 3 Championship in Rockingham (GB)

2–4 September ATS Formula 3 Cup at the Lausitzring (D)

2–4 September ADAC Formula Masters at the Lausitzring (D)

3–4 September Volkswagen Racing Cup in Rockingham (GB)

3 September South Africa Polo Cup in East London (ZA)

3 September Formula Volkswagen South Africa in East London (ZA)

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