Hockenheimring II: Volkswagen qualifying report

Debut for Cup Champion: Vervisch in Formula 3 Euro Series Wolfsburg. Frederic Vervisch, who just won the ATS Formula 3 Cup, is making his debut in the Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim. The Belgian drives a Volkswagen Dallara F308 from the RC...

Debut for Cup Champion: Vervisch in Formula 3 Euro Series

Wolfsburg. Frederic Vervisch, who just won the ATS Formula 3 Cup, is making his debut in the Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim. The Belgian drives a Volkswagen Dallara F308 from the RC Motorsport team. "I had not expected this invitation but of course I'm ready to run. I know the circuit but the car, the Volkswagen engine and the tyres are new for me. That's why I'll have to learn a lot this weekend," said the 22-year-old who was last year's champion in the Asian Formula 3 Series. Originally, his compatriot Laurens Vanthoor, who clinched the first victories in the German Formula 3 Cup for Volkswagen this year with the van Amersfoort team, was to compete at Hockenheim. However, the regulations of the European series only admit drivers who complete their 18th year of age in the same year -- this means that Vanthoor, who will only become of age next May, is too young. Nelson Panciatici, who raced at Le Mans for RC Motorsport, decided not to run at the Finale.

Formula 3 Euro Series
Grid position three for Volkswagen driver Edoardo Mortara

Wolfsburg. Volkswagen driver Edoardo Mortara clinched position three on the grid for Saturday's race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim. The Italian from the Signature team thus created a very good starting base for himself for the fight for the "vice-champion's title" because he outperformed his immediate rivals. "My qualifying was nearly perfect," said the 21-year-old, who was just eleven thousandths short of clinching the pole position. "I'm very happy about third place on the grid. It's great finally being so far at the front again. This means I've got very good chances of successfully finishing the season."

ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
International field: 14 nations in the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup

Wolfsburg. The ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup features a highly colourful field at the DTM finale at Hockenheim: with Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, India, Japan, Lithuania, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Sweden and the USA competing, the list of nations - a total 14 - is extremely long. Drivers from nine countries are firmly registered; in addition, the participants from the international exchange programme, which links Volkswagen's worldwide motorsport activities together, are racing this weekend.

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Frederic Vervisch , Edoardo Mortara , Nelson Panciatici , Laurens Vanthoor