Hockenheimring: Volkswagen race one report

First podium place for Volkswagen: Mortara third in first race Wolfsburg (12 April 2008) The first podium place and -- for good measure - positions four to six for Volkswagen in the Formula 3 Euro Series: the Italian Edoardo Mortara from the ...

First podium place for Volkswagen: Mortara third in first race

Wolfsburg (12 April 2008) The first podium place and -- for good measure - positions four to six for Volkswagen in the Formula 3 Euro Series: the Italian Edoardo Mortara from the Signature Plus team clinched this historic result, finishing the season opener at Hockenheim in third place. His French team-mates Franck Mailleux and Jean Karl Vernay as well as Maximilian Gotz (Uffenheim, Germany/RC Motorsport) behind Mortara completed this very good outcome of the race. "A podium position straight at the start to our first full Formula 3 season: my compliments to all who had a part in this, first and foremost to Edoardo Mortara, who drove a strong race," commented Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen.

ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup

Sebastian Voges clinches first pole position in Polo Cup

Wolfsburg (12 April 2008) A premiere on the pole position: Sebastian Voges from Beckum (Germany) secured the top position on the grid at the season opener of the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup at Hockenheim. The 24-year-old junior racer relegated Alexander Rambow (Zehdenick, Germany) with a clear lead of five tenths of a second to second place, followed by Shane Williams (South Africa) and Andreas Simonsen (Sweden) ahead of Maciek Steinhof (Poland) and Niclas Olsson (Sweden) - four nations among the top five. As the best touring car rookie, Marius Slabosevicius from Lithuania set the tenth-best time in his 150-hp Racing Polo. Vivien Volk from Speyer (Germany) will start to her "home race" from 23rd place. The "touring car school" sponsored by Volkswagen and ADAC will celebrate its 100th racing anniversary since its debut in 1998 on the DTM Sunday.

ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Last-minute entry by Kennie Frydkjær Jensen

Wolfsburg (12 April 2008) At the last minute, Kennie Frydkjær Jensen entered the Polo Cup: the 19-year-old from Hiller^Üd had completed the mandatory qualification course last year but, unfortunately, had to cancel his entry. Shortly before the season opener, however, Jensen and his sponsors managed to come up with the necessary budget. "It´s a great feeling to contest the Polo Cup. I want to thank everyone who made this possible," said a happy Jensen.

-credit: volkswagen-motorsport.com

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Franck Mailleux , Edoardo Mortara , Jean-Karl Vernay , Andreas Simonsen , Maximilian Götz
Teams Williams , Volkswagen Motorsport