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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Steinhof wins second race of the season too With a perfect start-finish victory at the EuroSpeedway Maciek Steinhof extended his lead in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. As in the season opener at Hockenheim, ...

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Steinhof wins second race of the season too

With a perfect start-finish victory at the EuroSpeedway Maciek Steinhof extended his lead in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. As in the season opener at Hockenheim, the 24-year-old Pole again defeated the German Kris Heidorn, who as the best junior finished as the runner-up in front of Dennis Rieger from Kempten, Germany, with a razor-thin lead of about one tenth of a second. The best driver of the Legends classification was the former DTM Champion Kurt Thiim (Denmark) in eighth place. Thanks to the innovative push-to-pass technology used in the Scirocco R-Cup which provides the 225-hp sport coupes with a short-term power boost by 50 hp the enthusiastic audience at the EuroSpeedway witnessed an extremely captivating race.

Zandvoort Masters of Formula 3
Volkswagen driver Marco Wittmann on the podium at Formula 3 Masters

Marco Wittmann (Germany) celebrated a third-place finish at the Formula 3 Masters at Zandvoort. Like the entire field, the German from the Signature team was struggling with rainy conditions at the tradition-steeped invitation race in which Europe's best Formula 3 drivers and teams participate. "Powered by Volkswagen" as well, the British Championship leader, Jean-Eric Vergne (France/Carlin), the leader of the standings in the Formula 3 Euro Series, Edoardo Mortara (Italy/Signature), and the two drivers of the British Formula 3 Championship, Gabriel Dias (Brazil/Hitech) and Lucas Foresti (Brazil), took places four to seven.

STCC
Ekblom and Olsson celebrate podium places at Goteborg

Three podium places in three races - this is the outstanding result clinched by Fredrik Ekblom and Patrik Olsson on the fourth race weekend of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC). Whereas Ekblom finished both races in third place, Olsson improved from sixth place in the first to second place in the second race. Both Swedes were driving a Volkswagen Scirocco CNG of the Biogas.se team.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
Jake Thompson wins at Miller Motorsports Park

Jake Thompson secured victory on the third race weekend of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup. After 15 laps at Miller Motorsports Park, Thompson relegated his rivals JD Mobley and Wyatt Gooden to places two and three. Mobley was lacking merely 1.394 seconds to the winner.

Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa
Hodges unbeatable at Kyalami

Mathew Hodges is the big winner of the second race weekend of the Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa. The title defender was victorious on the 4.246-kilometre circuit at Kyalami in both rounds. With a third and second place Miguel Pasqualli secured podium positions as well. Devin Robertson saw the finish line as the runner-up of the first round, Bryan Morgan finished round two in third place.

Formula Volkswagen South Africa
Moss wins both rounds

Simon Moss finished rounds three and four of the Formula Volkswagen South Africa with victories - after winning the season opener at Scribante he has now increased his tally to a total of three exploits. Wesleigh Orr clinched two second places and thus had a positive race weekend at Kyalami as well. Gordon Connelly and Tasmin Pepper, respectively, were pleased with third places.

Coming up next:

19 - 20 June 2010 Jetta TDI Cup at Mid-Ohio (USA), round 5

-source: vw

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