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Volkswagen newsletter 2010-05-16

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24-hour race at the Nurburgring One-two-three class victory for Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG at the Nordschleife Volkswagen scored a one-two-three victory in the class for cars using alternative power in front of 220,000 spectators at the ...

24-hour race at the Nurburgring

One-two-three class victory for Volkswagen Scirocco GT24-CNG at the Nordschleife

Volkswagen scored a one-two-three victory in the class for cars using alternative power in front of 220,000 spectators at the 24-hour race around the Nurburgring. With an excellent 16th place overall Vanina Ickx (Belgium), factory driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar), Dieter Depping (Wedemark) and Klaus Niedzwiedz (Waltrop) celebrated class victory in front of the two sister cars with Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg/Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies/Bernd Ostmann/Peter Wyss and Jimmy Johansson/Peter Terting/Florian Gruber/Nicki Thiim at the wheel. The three Bio Natural Gas powered sport coupes completed the race, dominated by many retirements, with customary reliability. Volkswagen fields the Scirocco in the marathon since 2008 - without a single mechanically related retirement.

24-hour race

Volkswagen impresses guests at 24-hour race

To accompany the 24-hour race around the Nurburgring-Nordschleife Volkswagen offered guests, partners and fans much fascinating motorsport. Most prominent guests: actress Anne Wis ("Verbotene Liebe"), Yvonne de Bark ("Alarm fur Cobra 11") as well as Kai Noll, Holger Franke ("Unter uns"). The 2009 "Dakar" winner Giniel de Villiers provided special guests a close-up view of cross country rallying as chauffeur during taxi rides in the Race Touareg 2. Volkswagen factory co-driver Timo Gottschalk served fans lining the Nordschleife track with barbecued delights from the loading space of the new Volkswagen Amarok. The participants of a Volkswagen convoy through the notorious "green hell" were party to even closer contact with the Nordschleife. Furthermore, the 24-hour race was integrated with a driving-experience campaign supporting the market launch of the Polo GTI.

Porsche Supercup

Rene Rast wins in Monaco

Third pole position, third victory of the season: Volkswagen Junior Rene Rast won the fourth race of the Porsche Supercup season in Monaco. The 23-year old German finished ahead of Nick Tandy (GB) and Jaap van Lagen (NL) in second and third positions. Around the streets of the principality Rast produced a perfect start-to-finish victory and triumphed easily at the finish. Rast heads the overall standings after his two wins in Bahrain and today's in Monaco from Tandy.

Coming up

21-23 May 2010 races 5 and 6 Formula 3 Euro Series at Valencia (E)

21-23 May 2010 races 7 to 9 British Formula 3 Championship at Magny-Cours (F)

21-23 May 2010 races 5 and 6 STCC at Karlskoga (S)

21-22 May 2010 races 3 and 4 Volkswagen Racing Cup at Zandvoort (NL)

-source: vw

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