Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 15/2011

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Felipe Nasr in Dallara F308 VV Le Castellet 2011
Felipe Nasr in Dallara F308 VV Le Castellet 2011 Source Volkswagen AG
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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Football world champions' duo competes at celebrity race in Munich

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Football world champions' duo competes at celebrity race in Munich

They moved almost as sure-footedly in the Scirocco R-Cup as on the football field: At the celebrity race of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup in Munich's Olympic Stadium Andreas Brehme, who had shot the crucial goal for the 1990 World Championship title, and striker legend Karl-Heinz Riedle. Riedle in 1997 shot the two goals for his then club Borussia Dortmund that won them the Champions League title at the Olympic Stadium in a match against Juventus Turin. For the show race as part of the DTM event in Munich the world champions' duo had charming support: the pretty TV sequel actresses Yvonne de Bark ("Unter uns”) and Anne Wis ("Verbotene Liebe”). After twelve laps and two driver changes per pairing Riedle/Wis kept the upper hand on the narrow stadium circuit with a lead of 8.4 seconds.

British Formula 3 Championship Volkswagen driver Felipe Nasr celebrates two victories at Le Castellet

British Formula 3 Championship Volkswagen driver Felipe Nasr celebrates two victories at Le Castellet

Success for leader of the standings Felipe Nasr: The 18-year-old Brazilian in the Dallara F308 Volkswagen celebrated his sixth and seventh win of the season at the sixth race weekend of the British Formula 3 Championship at Le Castellet. In the first race Nasr was the leader of a pack of six Volkswagen racers. In the turbulent second round he only finished ninth after spinning. The best Volkswagen driver was his Carlin team-mate Rupert Svendsen-Cook who finished as the runner-up. In the third race Nasr won and further extended his lead of the standings. Kevin Magnussen was the victim of misfortune: He was leading the third round up to the final turn and then retired after a collision with Antonio Felix da Costa.

Volkswagen Polo Cup India First victory by Rahil Noorani

Volkswagen Polo Cup India First victory by Rahil Noorani

The Indian Rahil Noorani achieved his first victory of the season at the second race weekend of the Volkswagen Polo Cup India at Coimbatore. Second place in the third race went to Ajay Kini. The double winner of the first race weekend, Vishnu Prasad, took third place. The official results of the second round on Sunday were still pending due to a few incidents in the race and open decisions by the race directors.

South African Rally Championship Podium for Volkswagen racer Enzo Kuun at Port Elizabeth

South African Rally Championship Podium for Volkswagen racer Enzo Kuun at Port Elizabeth

With a third place the South African Enzo Kuun together with his co-driver Guy Hodgson in the Polo S2000 finished the 29th running of the Volkswagen Rally that ended with two special stages being held at the world football championship stadium in Port Elizabeth. Kuun, who took third place for the third consecutive time at the third rally, was lacking 56.7 seconds to victory after eleven special stages. Fourth place went to Jan Habig and Robert Paisley, also in a Polo S2000. Hergen Fekken and Pierre Arries were running in third place when they suffered a broken rim on the longest special stage. They lost 30 minutes and finished the rally in 15th place.

Coming up next …

29–31 July

World Rally Championship in Finland (FIN)

30–31 July

F3 International Trophy at Spa-Francorchamps (B)

30–31 July

British Formula 3 Championship at Spa-Francorchamps (B)

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