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Volkswagen newsletter 2009-07-05

Rallye dos Sertoes Volkswagen celebrates one-two in Brazil The Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil ended with a Volkswagen one-two for Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D). Volkswagen won ten of a...

Rallye dos Sertoes
Volkswagen celebrates one-two in Brazil

The Rallye dos Sertoes in Brazil ended with a Volkswagen one-two for Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz Senra (E/E) ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/D). Volkswagen won ten of a possible ten special stages in the competition viewed as preparation for the 2010 Dakar Rally. The Volkswagen factory drivers Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah staged a captivating duel from the first to the last day. The lead changed hands between the two top drivers a total of four times. The Brazilian squad Maurício Neves/Eduardo Bampi finished the rally in sixth position overall in another 280 hp diesel prototype from Wolfsburg. The in-depth double interview with Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah can be found at www.volkswagen-motorsport.info.

ATS Formula 3 Cup
Victory and second place for Laurens Vanthoor

Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor (Van Amersfoort Racing) extended his championship lead to 42 points in the ATS Formula 3 Cup following a sixth victory this season in Saturdays race and a second place on Sunday. In the second race he put eventual winner Nico Monien under pressure but could not find a way past. Vanthoor nevertheless also secured the two additional points for the pole positions and fastest laps. The Brazilian Rafael Suzuki (also Volkswagen) celebrated his best result of the season to date after clinching second in Saturdays race.

British Formula 3 Championship
Volkswagen driver Daniel Ricciardo extends championship lead

The 20-year old Australian Daniel Ricciardo "powered by Volkswagen extended his lead in the British Formula 3 Championship standings with a brace of second place finishes in the ninth and tenth races of the season at Snetterton. In the first race the Briton Henry Arundel completed the Volkswagen success with third place. In the second race Volkswagen drivers Adriano Buzaid (Brazil) and Wayne Boyd (Great Britain) took fifth and sixth positions.

ADAC Formula Masters
Daniel Abt takes reclaims championship lead with photo-finish victory

Klaus Bachler (Austria) and Daniel Abt (Germany) are the two ADAC Formula Masters race winners at the EuroSpeedway. The 18-year old Klaus Bachler briefly took the championship lead after triumphing in Saturdays race, Daniel Abt slipped up in the rain. Daniel Abt re-took the championship lead after Bachler was classified in a lowly 14th position following an accident in the second race on Sunday. Having waged a thrilling battle all the way to the chequered flag Abt finally beat Briton Adrian Campfield by a mere 29 thousandths-of-a-second.

Volkswagen Racing Cup
Wins for Didge Dziurzynski and Richard Walker

At the fourth Volkswagen Racing Cup weekend in Snetterton Didge Dziurzynski took victory in his Golf IV from Steve Chaplin in a New Beetle. In the second race Richard Walker triumphed in a Golf V, Chaplin took second place again. Both drivers clinched victory from pole position in the popular Volkswagen one-make cup.

Volkswagen GTI Cup Japan
Champion Hamasaki wins season opener

Current champion Masaru Hamasaki was unbeatable in the first race of the Volkswagen GTI Cup Japan at Okayama. He crossed the finish line after ten laps 3.505 seconds ahead of Mitsuru Hagiwara. Rookie Sho Hanawa finished the race in fifth place. Yasuhiro Matsuzawa won the Lupo class.

Coming up next...

10-11 July
Races 9 and 10 STCC in Falkenberg (S)

10-11 July
Races 9 and 10 JTCC in Falkenberg (S)

10-11 July
Volkswagen Rally South Africa in Port Elizabeth (ZA)

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