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Volkswagen Motorsport at the Nuremberg Norisring Vernay with Volkswagen on podium -- Mortara defends lead Wolfsburg (28 June 2008) First podium place for Jean Karl Vernay: The Frenchman from the Volkswagen Signature team clinched third place...

Volkswagen Motorsport at the Nuremberg Norisring

Vernay with Volkswagen on podium -- Mortara defends lead

Wolfsburg (28 June 2008) First podium place for Jean Karl Vernay: The Frenchman from the Volkswagen Signature team clinched third place at the seventh race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the Norisring behind Nico Hulkenberg (Emmerich) and Koudai Tsukakoshi (Japan). Red Bull Junior Vernay scored six championship points, moving up to tenth place of the standings. His team-mate Edoardo Mortara made a strong showing again as well in his Volkswagen Dallara: After finishing fourth, the Italian -- with a 13-point advantage -- continues enjoying a comfortable overall lead. Newcomer Robert Wickens from Canada occupied seventh place and will start Sunday's race from position two on the grid -- the starting order of the first four rows reflects the reverse results of the first race.

ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
Thor Qualmann sets pace - local hero Erhart fifth

Wolfsburg (28 June 2008) Setting a best time of 1m 03.432s at the Norisring, Thor Qualmann clinched his second pole position in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup. The 17-year-old from Albæk, Denmark, relegated the Swede Andreas Simonsen to second place, ahead of Shane Williams (South Africa) and Alexander Rambow from Zehdenick. With grid position five, Elia Erhart achieved his best result so far this season at his home race. The 20-year-old from Rottenbach, Franconia, had personally helped to set up the temporary city street circuit. As the best rookie, Maximilian Sandritter from Raubling finished sixth, the two "exchange students" from South Africa, Mathew Hodges and Devin Robertson, occupied places 22 and 25.

Formula 3 Euro Series
Quick Chinese: Congfu Cheng with new livery

Wolfsburg (28 June 2008) The first Chinese to race at Le Mans, the first Chinese in the Formula 3 Euro Series: Congfu Cheng (RC Motorsport) is one of Asia's pioneers in motorsport. After clinching the first podium position for his national team in the 2007/2008 A1GP Series, the 23-year-old recently caused a stir by finishing the 24 Hours of Le Mans in third place in the LMP2 category. In the Formula 3 Euro Series, "Franky" Cheng is the very first Chinese contender ever, a fact he emphasizes with the livery of his Volkswagen Dallara F308 as well: Dynamic stripes in the national colours symbolize the Chinese flag as well as the support by Volkswagen China.

-credit: volkswagen-motorsport.com

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Robert Wickens , Nico Hulkenberg , Congfu Cheng , Edoardo Mortara , Jean-Karl Vernay , Koudai Tsukakoshi , Andreas Simonsen , Elia Erhart
Teams Williams , Volkswagen Motorsport