Volkswagen newsletter 2008-06-01

Formula 3 Euro Series Historic victory for Mortara and Volkswagen in Pau With their first victory, Edoardo Mortara and Volkswagen wrote a chapter in Formula 3 Euro Series history. For the first time since the manufacturer's return as an engine...

Formula 3 Euro Series
Historic victory for Mortara and Volkswagen in Pau

With their first victory, Edoardo Mortara and Volkswagen wrote a chapter in Formula 3 Euro Series history. For the first time since the manufacturer's return as an engine supplier, a driver "powered by Volkswagen" won. After the Italian in the Volkswagen-Dallara F308 (Team Signature) had finished the fifth race of the season on a drying track at Pau, France, as the runner-up, he made up ground in Sunday's race on the demanding city street circuit at the foot of the Pyrenees from seventh to the very front to clinch a commanding victory. Mortara, who clinched podium places in five of the previous six races, is leading the standings of the Formula 3 Euro Series with 33 points and an impressive 14-point advantage. Fourth in the standings (15 points) is his team-mate Franck Mailleux (F), who occupied places four and five in Pau.

Swedish Touring Car Championship (JTCC)
Volkswagen drivers celebrate one-two-three win at Karlskoga

The fifth round of the Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship (JZCC) at Karlskoga ended with a one-two-three triumph for the Volkswagen drivers: Alexander Graff won in the Volkswagen Golf ahead of his team-mate Marcus Fluch. Third place went to Johan Kristoffersson, another Volkswagen Golf driver. The second race of the weekend was won by yet another Golf driver, Tommie Loof. Graff and Fluch occupied places four and five. The championship standings, as well, are led by a Volkswagen duo, Alexander Graff and Marcus Fluch.

Volkswagen Racing Cup England
Walker and Perry triumph at Rockingham

The winners of the third and fourth round of the Volkswagen Racing Cup in England are James Walker (GB) and Jamie Perry (GB). In rainy conditions at Rockingham, Walker in his Volkswagen Golf TDI in the first of two rounds, in which he set the fastest race lap, prevailed against Perry, who contests the British one-make cup with a Volkswagen Golf TDI as well, and Joe Fulbrook in the Volkswagen Bora 1.8T. In the second race Perry improved and won with a very thin margin on 0.4 seconds ahead of his compatriots Peter Wyhinny in the Volkswagen Caddy TDI and Alex Dziurzynski (Volkswagen Corrado GTI).

Sertões International Rally (Brazil)
The countdown is running: the Race Touaregs are travelling to South America

Volkswagen Motorsport's preparations for the Sertões International Rally in Brazil (17 - 28 June) are in full swing. As early as two weeks ago the service vehicles of the Volkswagen factory team were sent across the Atlantic ocean by ship. On 6 June, when the final work on the two Volkswagen Race Touareg vehicles for Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford (USA/RSA) and Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (RSA/D) has been finished, the two rally vehicles will be sent to Sao Paulo by air. From there, they will travel a 1,000-kilometre distance across the country to the starting location at Goiânia.

Coming up next...

8 June
2nd round, Czech Endurance Series at Most (CZ)

8 June
2nd round, Polo Cup Denmark at Jyllandsringen (DK)

8 June
2nd round, Polo Cup China in Beijing (CN)

8 June
5th and 6th round of the Volkswagen Racing Cup at Snetterton (GB)

-credit: volkswagen-motorsport.com

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Series F3 Europe , General
Drivers Mark Miller , Giniel de Villiers , James Walker , Ralph Pitchford , Franck Mailleux , Edoardo Mortara , Johan Kristoffersson
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport