ATS Formula 3 Cup
Twin victories thanks to Volkswagen power
Volkswagen driver Tom Dillmann (France) celebrated winning two races in dominant fashion in the second round of the ATS Formula 3 Cup at the Sachsenring. Best German was Daniel Abt who finished fourth in the first race in his Dallara F307 Volkswagen and was only beaten in race two by victor Dillmann. In the first race five single-seaters "powered by Volkswagen" occupied the leading positions, in the second race the 210 hp (154 kW) power plant from Wolfsburg was credited with a one-two-three. In the championship Dillmann took the lead ahead of the two newcomers Daniel Abt and Kevin Magnussen.
ADAC Formula Masters
Wins for Stanaway and Wehrlein
The New Zealander Richie Stanaway was the dominant driver in the three ADAC Formula Masters races at the Sachsenring. After winning the first two races he had to settle for second in the third race after being ousted from the lead on the penultimate lap by German Pascal Wehrlein. Wehrlein finished third and second respectively in the previous two races. In the "star if tomorrow" series' championship standings, which uses standard engines from Volkswagen, Stanway already has a lead of 27 points from second placed Patrick Schranner who took a third place on Sunday.
Patrick Olsson on the podium
Volkswagen driver Patrick Olsson celebrated his first podium finish of the season during the second Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) race weekend at Knutstorp. Olsson took third place with his Volkswagen Scirocco CNG ahead of team mate Fredrik Ekblom. In the second race Ekblom was fifth, Olsson was seventh. Olsson moves up to fourth place in the championship standings.
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
Sierra Lendle wins at New Jersey
After having secured pole position for the second race of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season at New Jersey on Saturday, the Mexican Juan Pablo Sierra celebrated his first win on Sunday. Behind Lendle, who contests his third season in "star of tomorrow" series, the rookies Arie Ouimet and Chris Wehrheim finished second and third.
Volkswagen Endurance Cup
Jeroen den Boer and Rene Steenmetz win at Zandvoort
The Gold drivers Jeroen den Boer and Rene Steenmetz also triumphed at the second round of the Volkswagen Endurance Cup. In the six-hour race at Zandvoort the Dutch duo celebrated a dominant lights-to-flag victory after 152 laps. Second place 1 minute 17 seconds behind went to Robbert Vlaanderen and Marcel Dekker, the 2009 champions, ahead of Robin Vogel and Henk Maassen van den Brink. The race was affected by heavy rain at times, a series of accidents and full-course yellows was the result.
24-hour race Nurburgring
Volkswagen team equipped for motorsport marathon through the "green hell"
Volkswagen goes highly motivated to the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife. Three factory prepared and entered Scirocco GT24-CNG tackle the German motorsport highlight around the track between 13 and 16 May. The 243 kW (330 hp) Wolfsburg sports coupe experiences two technical premieres during the 2010 event: For the first time in the 24-hour race Volkswagen uses Bio Natural Gas as fuel and, as a result, reduces the CO2 emissions by 80 per cent. Furthermore, one car is equipped with an innovative electro-hydraulic inter-wheel differential lock.
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13-16 May 2010 24-hour race at the Nurburgring (D)