FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Volkswagen drivers Ogier and Mikkelsen write WRC history
The Frenchman Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia clinched sixth place overall in the ADAC Rally Deutschland and, in doing so, also the best result for a Super 2000 car in WRC history. Their team mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene also managed the jump into the top ten after finishing seventh in the Škoda Fabia S2000. In the closing ‘Power Stage’ the Norwegian duo took third place and became the first Super 2000 car ever to claim an additional point. The German Volkswagen Junior Sepp Wiegand, who was lying in eleventh position on his home rally, was unlucky and was forced to retire due to suspension failure. From 2013 Volkswagen is represented by the Polo R WRC in the World Rally Championship.
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship Volkswagen celebrates one-two at the Jyllandsringen
Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen Team Biogas) and Patrik Olsson celebrated a dominant one-two for the Volkswagen Scirocco CNG in the second race of the sixth Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) weekend. In the first race at Silkeborg the Volkswagen drivers Kristoffersson, Olsson, Johan Stureson and Jordi Gené also scored valuable points after occupying positions third to sixth. Kristoffersson increased his championship lead to 18 points.
FIA Formula 3 European Championship William Buller celebrates victory and podium finish
William Buller was the strongest Volkswagen driver during the eighth round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season staged at Zandvoort in Holland: in the first race Buller only finished eighth in his Dallara F312 Volkswagen. Buller won the second race, which did not count to the European championship and which was shortened to five laps due to heavy rain. In the third race the Briton claimed another podium place with second place and scored important European Championship points. Volkswagen driver Carlos Sainz Jr. had a weekend of highs and lows: in the first race he dropped down to last place after incurring a drive through penalty due to a jump start and fought back to finish eleventh. The young Spaniard was fifth in the third race.
ATS Formula 3 Cup Rookies dominate at the Lausitzring
Strong newcomers dictate proceedings at the seventh ATS Formula 3 Cup weekend held at the Lausitzring. In the first race Rookie Mitchell Gilbert took victory in his Dallara with the new Volkswagen Power Engine including push-to-pass system and also scored three additional points for setting the fastest race lap. Beforehand, the Australian had already claimed six points for two pole positions. In the second race the Russian Artem Markelov celebrated his premier victory. In the third race on Sunday another junior Lucas Auer triumphed. The Swede Jimmy Eriksson took a second, third and sixth positions and, in doing so, defended his championship lead with 313 points ahead of new second placed driver Lucas Auer (227 points) and Kimiya Sato (220).
ADAC Formula Masters Three different winners at the Lausitzring
The Berliner Hendrik Grapp celebrated his premier ADAC Formula Masters victory in the first race at the Lausitzring. At the same time it was the third victory for his Berlin based team Mücke Motorsport in the current season. The second race went to Dutch girl Beitske Visser. As a result, the 17-year old from Team Lotus celebrated her second victory following her win on home soil at Zandvoort. In the third race, the Swiss Jeffrey Schmidt, like all drivers at the wheel of a 145 hp Dallara ‘powered by Volkswagen’, celebrated his first win. After six race weekends in the championship the Swede Gustav Malja leads by 25 points from the German Marvin Kirchhöfer.
Volkswagen Polo R-Cup India Wins for Walavalkar and Dharkar
Ameya Walavalkar and Mihir Dharkar were the winners of the two races on the third race weekend of the Indian Volkswagen Polo-R Cup at Chennai. In the first race Walavalkar won from pole position ahead of guest starter Sailesh Bolisetti and Sandeep Kumar. The second race went to Dharkar after the original winner Ajay Kini was subsequently given a 20 second time penalty for a collision. The other podium positions went to championship leader Walavalkar and Bolisetti.
Formula Volkswagen South Africa Simon Moss and Jayde Kruger dominate at Zwartkops
Simon Moss and championship leader Jayde Kruger both celebrated a victory and a second place at the seventh round of the Formula Volkswagen South Africa season. Nicholas van Weely took a pair of thirds in the races at the Zwartkops Raceway which only saw nine starters.
Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa Robertson and Barnes win at Zwartkops
At the seventh round of the Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa at Zwartkops the victories went to Devin Robertson and Kyle Barnes. Jordan Pepper finished second in both races. Championship leader Kelvin van der Linde was third in race one, in the second race the 16-year old dropped from fifth to 19th position after making a mistake, but was able to fight back through the field to ninth place by the checkered flag.
29 August–01 September Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup China at 12-hour race at Sepang (MAL)
05 September Volkswagen Endurance Cup Netherlands at Assen (NL)
07–08 September Scandinavian Touring Car Championship at Knutstorp (S)
08–09 September British Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone (GB)
08–09 September Volkswagen Racing Cup at Silverstone (GB)