Scandinavian Touring Car Championship Volkswagen racers clinch podium places at Sturup
At the third of eight rounds of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) season at Sturup, Sweden, Johan Kristoffersson in the Volkswagen Scirocco CNG was able to further extend his lead in the standings. The Swede from the Volkswagen Biogas team finished sixth in the first race and the second heat as the runner-up with a mere gap of 0.950 seconds. With places two and three in the first race, two other Volkswagen racers –Johan Stureson and Patrik Olsson (both from IPS Team Biogas) – took podium positions. The two Swedes are ranking in fourth and fifth place of the championship standings.
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China Successes by Ida Masahiko and Stefano Montesi at Chengdu
The Japanese Ida Masahiko delivered a strong performance on the third race weekend of the Scirocco R-Cup at Chengdu, China. In the wet race on Saturday, he kept cool in the turbulent action, recovered from the third row on the grid to the very front and celebrated his first victory of the season ahead of the Italian Stefano Montesi, who had clinched the pole position for both races. In the second race on Sunday, Montesi made good use of his top spot on the grid and took victory in front of Ida Masahiko and the American Sam Yau. In the championship, Stefano Montesi with 85 points after six of twelve rounds of the season took the lead ahead of Yuan Bo (76 points) and Ida Masahiko (66).
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