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Volkswagen newsletter 2008-10-12

ATS Formula 3 Cup Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor ends season with win Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor won the final round of the ATS Formula 3 Cup season. The Belgian started from second on the grid in his Dallara F307 Volkswagen for the...

ATS Formula 3 Cup
Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor ends season with win

Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor won the final round of the ATS Formula 3 Cup season. The Belgian started from second on the grid in his Dallara F307 Volkswagen for the 18th race of the season at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, assumed the lead immediately after the start and defended this to win by the narrow margin of 0.3 seconds at the flag. Vanthoor looked destined to win the first race in dominant style before misfortune intervened: The Chinese Adderly Fong spun, was obscured from view in a huge dust cloud and Vanthoor crashed into him. Without this retirement the Volkswagen driver would still have been able to fight for championship runner-up honours. So, Laurens Vanthoor, who will drive an RC Motorsport Dallara F308 Volkswagen at the Formula 3 Grand Prix in November in Macau, ended the season in fourth place overall with two wins. The Irishman Niall Quinn replaced Swiss girl Rahel Frey in the second Dallara F307 Volkswagen and crossed the finish line seventh in both races.

ADAC Formula Masters powered by Volkswagen
Monien, Parente and Sørensen claim podium positions for themselves

In Saturday's ADAC Formula Masters powered by Volkswagen race at Oschersleben pole sitter Nico Marvin Monien (D) celebrated a start-to-finish victory ahead of Marco Sørensen (DK) and Armando Parente (P). On Sunday the trio struck again, but in a different finishing order: Sørensen squeezed past Monien at the start of the third lap before going on to win. Monien was second from his URD-Rennsport team mate Parente. The championship will be decided in two-weeks time at Hockenheim. Parente travels to the final race as overall leader with 153 points, Monien is second (141 points). With 46 points still to be awarded Klaus Bachler (109 points) still has a mathematical chance of winning. In Oschersleben the Austrian was eighth and sixth. The Volkswagen India supported driver Ashwin Sundar had a bad weekend: The 19-year old fought with set-up problems the entire weekend and had to be satisfied with 16th and 13th positions.

Volkswagen Polo Cup Denmark
Osterby wins season finale

Christoffer Osterby won the sixth and final round of the Volkswagen Polo Cup Denmark. The 34-year old Dane won by more than 13 seconds from Bjarne Kragelund and Morten Troelsene at the rain swept Jyllandsringen. As a result, Osterby also clinched second place overall in the Polo classification, since his rival for the runner-up spot, the Norwegian Thomas Faraas, was only ninth. Dennis Elgaard had already been confirmed as Danish Volkswagen Polo Cup before the season finale. He finished the season with a sixth place.

Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain
Fulbrook scrambles to title

Joe Fulbrook won the Drivers' Championship title in the Volkswagen Racing Cup at Donington. However, the Volkswagen Bora driver did not finish the year with a win as he had hoped. Fulbrook took the risk of starting the first of two races on slick tyres on a damp track. The plan backfired and he finished twelfth. The Briton did, however, win the title early since his only rival, Jamie Perry, also fitted slick tyres to his Volkswagen Golf GTI and only finished tenth. Mike Kurton won the race on wet tyres from Alex Dziurzynski in a Volkswagen Corrado. Dziurzynski took revenge in the second dry race after he overtook Paul Taylor at half-distance in his Volkswagen Golf R32 and triumphed ahead of his younger brother Adrian Dziurzynski by more than six seconds.

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19 October
8th round, Volkswagen Endurance Cup Netherlands at Zandvoort (NL)

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Series F3 , General
Drivers Niall Quinn , Rahel Frey , Laurens Vanthoor , Armando Parente , Marco Sorensen , Adderly Fong , Klaus Bachler