Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 29/2011

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Scirocco R-Cup is race car at Race of Champions
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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup is race car at Race of Champions

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup is race car at Race of Champions 2011

After its debut last year the Scirocco R-Cup car will again be fielded at the Race of Champions in 2011. The world's best racers will meet with each other in the bio natural gas coupé at the Düsseldorf Football Arena on 3 and 4 December. "We're proud that the organisers of the Race of Champions have again selected the Racing Scirocco as a race car. This shows the prestige which the Scirocco R-Cup enjoys worldwide as a one-make cup,” says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. The list of entrants reads like the international motorsport hall of fame. The new Volkswagen rally driver Sébastien Ogier, the Formula One world champions Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button, the eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen and the DTM champions Martin Tomczyk, Timo Scheider and Mattias Ekström will compete at the event, among others. The Scirocco R-Cup will be the only vehicle featuring an alternative drive concept at the Race of Champions.

Volkswagen Polo Cup India Vishnu Prasad decides title fight in his favor

Volkswagen Polo Cup India Vishnu Prasad decides title fight in his favor

Vishnu Prasad is the new champion of the Volkswagen Polo Cup India. Thanks to clinching fourth place at the final race at Chennai, Prasad secured the title in front of his fiercest rival, Oshan Kothadiya, who finished fifth. In adverse weather conditions the spectators witnessed an entertaining race at which particularly the Danish guest entrant, Maiken Rasmussen, caused a surprise. The female racer from the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup recovered to second place, behind race winner Sunny Sidhu, after having started from position 18 on the grid. Mihir Dharkar completed the podium.

Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa Kosie Weyers dominates season final

Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa Kosie Weyers dominates season final 2011

Kosie Weyers secured the runner-up's slot in the championship by clinching two commanding victories at the Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa's season finale. At the ninth race weekend the 26-strong field of entrants delivered turbulent motorsport to the crowd. At the first race Weyers relegated his rivals Kyle Barnes and Jeffrey Kruger to positions two and three. At the second race Barnes again managed the leap onto the podium with a third-place finish. Devin Robertson, who had previously been determined as champion, had to settle for twelfth place at the first race due to technical problems. At the second race he celebrated second place.

Formula Volkswagen South Africa Jayde Kruger crowns himself champion

Formula Volkswagen South Africa Jayde Kruger crowns himself champion

Two third places at the season finale at Zwartkops were sufficient for Jayde Kruger to secure overall victory in the South African Formula Volkswagen. "It's a great feeling to return to this series and to immediately clinch the title,” said the 23-year-old who had previously won Formula Volkswagen South Africa in 2009. With a pole position and victories at both rounds the runner-up in the championship, Robert Wolk, ended his season on a highly positive note. Second place at both races went to Simon Moss, who finished the season in third place overall.

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