2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup

New Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup as DTM partner series

Wolfsburg (19 February 2010). 80 per cent less CO2, 100 per cent motorsport: the new Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup will be staged as the partner series of the popular DTM in its 2010 debut season. On seven weekends -- six in Germany and one in Great Britain -- a total of nine races are on the calendar.

The field of some 30 contenders will see motorsport rookies, seasoned campaigners and horsepower legends fight for points and silver at a high level. Their sporting equipment: the racing version of the Scirocco R powered by an innovative biogas engine that achieves an 80-per cent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with conventional power-plants. This makes the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup the most eco-conscious one-make cup racing series in the world.

Racing legends line up on the grid with biogas power

"We're delighted about the opportunity to continue partnering with the DTM - a partnership that we've been living with the Lupo and Polo Cups ever since the comeback of this successful racing series in 2000," says Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen. "The new Scirocco R Cup continues our long-standing commitment to promoting young talent and makes new marks with innovative biogas power, true motorsport legends in the field as well as many fresh ideas. The DTM with its huge popularity offers an unrivalled stage for this."

-source: vw