Nurburgring: Volkswagen race 1 report

Volkswagen Motorsport at the Nurburgring (D) One-two win for Volkswagen drivers Mortara and Vanthoor Volkswagen driver Edoardo Mortara has won the ninth race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the Nurburgring (3.629 km) and continued to extend his...

Volkswagen Motorsport at the Nurburgring (D)
One-two win for Volkswagen drivers Mortara and Vanthoor

Volkswagen driver Edoardo Mortara has won the ninth race of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the Nurburgring (3.629 km) and continued to extend his overall lead in the process.

After starting from the pole position the Italian from the Volkswagen Signature team clinched an impressive start-finish victory in the 22-lap race - marking his fourth triumph in the current season. His team colleague Laurens Vanthoor from Belgium perfected the one-two win for Volkswagen in the 210-hp Dallara Volkswagen.

In the overall standings of the junior racing series Mortara, who lives in Switzerland, occupies an uncontested first place with a score of 65 points, ahead of Marco Wittmann (43). The German went into the race from position five and, after a slightly unfortunate start, finished in sixth place. In the second round the top eight will start in reverse order (Sunday, 11.25 a.m.).

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Volkswagen Motorsport at the Nurburgring (D)
Scirocco R-Cup: pole position for Patel - Strietzel Stuck is ill

Surprise on pole, concentrated female power and thrilling legends duels - this is the starting base after the qualifying session for the first Scirocco R-Cup race at the Nurburgring.

A cheering Aditya Patel from India clinched his first pole position in the current competition at 1m 42.442s. Just twelve hundredths behind him the fastest female in the field caused a small sensation: guest entrant Rahel Frey set the second-fastest time in the world's most eco-conscious one-make cup. The 24-year-old Swiss, who in 2009 was the first lady to win a race in the ATS Formula 3 Cup, even outperformed all the legend drivers. In the internal Nordschleife legends classification Uwe Alzen achieved the best qualifying result, in fifth place. "Mr. 24-Hour Race" Olaf Manthey will start from position nine, ahead of Altfrid Heger (14) and Harald Grohs (21), who at short notice stood in for Hans-Joachim Stuck who is unable to race due to illness. Grohs spontaneously postponed his holiday in Majorca. Sabine Schmitz completed the legends result in 23rd place.

A member of the Stuck family of racers will start from the Scirocco R-Cup grid nonetheless: Johannes Stuck will tackle the race from position three after a strong showing. "I'll uphold the family honour in any event!"

-source: vw

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Hans-Joachim Stuck , Uwe Alzen , Harald Grohs , Olaf Manthey , Sabine Schmitz , Johannes Stuck , Edoardo Mortara , Rahel Frey , Aditya Patel
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport