Volkswagen Motorsport newsletter 2009-12-06

International exchange programme Max Sandritter celebrates double victory in China A strong showing: Max Sandritter, the "vice" champion in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup in Germany celebrated an impressive double victory in China. In both races...

International exchange programme
Max Sandritter celebrates double victory in China

A strong showing: Max Sandritter, the "vice" champion in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup in Germany celebrated an impressive double victory in China. In both races of the Scirocco Cup at the brand new Guangdong International Circuit in the south of the People's Republic the 20 year-old junior racing driver outperformed his rivals. Although in qualifying Sandritter had to admit a narrow defeat by finishing in third place he was leading the first race as early as after the first lap - the rivals in front of him had bumped each other off the track. In the second race - the top eight started in reverse order of their finishing positions - the German from Raubling overtook one opponent after the other and snatched the lead after four laps. Sandritter had won the competition for the best media relations effort on a driver's own behalf in the German cup and had been awarded the prize of participating in the international exchange programme.

Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China
Successful Scirocco debut in China - to be continued

A successful debut year: The first season of the Scirocco Cup in China ended with a thrilling season finale at Guangdong (CN). The newly created one-make cup which is taking the successful concept with centrally fielded vehicles, maximum equality of opportunity and low costs to Asia, has immediately set new standards in the emerging Chinese motorsport thanks to exciting racing events. After the eighth and last race of the season - Man Hong Lo from Hong Kong has made history as the first title winner - Volkswagen announced the extended programme for the coming season: In 2010 the Scirocco Cup calendar in China will feature seven weekends with a total of 14 races including one event at Sepang, Malaysia.

2010 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup
Keen interest in the world's most eco-friendly one-make cup

More than 200 applications for the 25 planned slots in the new Volkswagen Scirocco Cup have already been received by the Wolfsburg-based automobile manufacturer. The championship will replace the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup as the DTM partner series next year. The cup will be contested with Scirocco cars powered by bio-CNG (bio-compressed natural gas) delivering up to 270 hp in the cup version. The alternative powered engine reduces the vehicle's CO2 emissions by up to 80 per cent. The "Scirocco Cup" is a very good example of the way in which Volkswagen presents its innovative technology in motorsport with tangible products," says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen.

2010 Dakar Rally
Volkswagen squad is on the way to South America

The "Dakar" squad embarked on its voyage to South America with 60 tons of material and 17 support vehicles. The winning team of this year's Dakar Rally aims to repeat last year's exploit from 02 to 16 January 2010 with five Race Touareg vehicles. The cargo ship Grande Brasile is taking the equipment of the automobile manufacturer from Wolfsburg, who managed winning the world's toughest motorsport event with a diesel-powered vehicle, from Le Havre, France, to Buenos Aires where the Volkswagen squad will receive the vehicles again on 28 December.

Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain
Anniversary season with new title sponsor

The Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2010. Fitting the anniversary year, the successful one-make Cup will receive a new title sponsor, Fuchs Lubricants, the world's biggest independent lubricants manufacturer. During the next season the cup's calendar, which includes seven race weekends, will see another premiere: The rounds to be staged on the former Formula 1 circuit at Zandvoort (NL) will be the first outside the United Kingdom.

Coming up next...

02 --16 January
Dakar Rally (Argentina and Chile)

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