News and information from all over the world, race weekend 1-3 October 2010.
ATS Formula 3 Cup
Volkswagen driver Tom Dillmann wins Formula 3 Cup
Tom Dillmann is the new ATS Formula 3 Cup Champion. The 21-year-old Frenchman merely needed a second-place finish in Saturday's race of the finale at Oschersleben to win the title. Volkswagen Junior Daniel Abt had travelled to the venue as the only remaining candidate for the title but wasn't able to catch up with his rival despite winning round one. The victory on Sunday was celebrated by Volkswagen racer Willi Steindl, Dillmann and Abt retired. Prior to the two races the crowd witnessed a world debut. From 2012 onwards the racing cars in the Formula 3 Cup will be fitted with the novel Volkswagen Power Engine. As in the Volkswagen Scirocco-R-Cup, Formula 3 will offer its spectators even more exciting and action-packed races than ever with the "push-to-pass" function. Last year's champion Laurens Vanthoor drove a demo lap of the Dallara-Volkswagen on the track.
ADAC Formula Masters
Mario Farnbacher wins all three races
18-year-old Mario Farnbacher was the dominant driver in the ADAC Formula Masters season finale at Oschersleben. The German from Franconia won all three races. The Austrian Dominik Baumann finished every one of the three rounds as the runner-up, his compatriot Gerhard Tweraser came third twice. 16-year-old Lucas Wolf finished on the podium for the first time. All drivers in the ADAC Formula Masters are at the wheel of 145-hp Dallara cars powered by Volkswagen.
Fredrik Ekblom finishes season in third place of the championship
Fredrik Ekblom in the Volkswagen Scirocco CNG finished the Swedish Touring Car Championship season (STCC) in third place. At the finale at Mantorp Park Ekblom finished the first race on the podium in third place, in the second he occupied position eight. His team colleague Patrik Olsson finished the races in fifth and sixth place and the season in position six of the standings.
Formula Volkswagen South Africa
Simon Moss secures early title win
The seventh race weekend of the Formula Volkswagen South Africa at Killarney was dominated by Simon Moss. The 19-year-old South African celebrated a double win, as he previously had in the rounds at Zvartkops. In the first race Moss prevailed against Chad van Beurden. In the second run Moss won in front of Tasmin Pepper who had finished the first race on the podium as well, in third place. Simon Moss has thus secured an early title win after seven out of a total of nine events.
Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa
Double win by Matthew Hodges
The seventh race weekend of the Polo Cup South Africa ended in a double victory by Matthew Hodges. In the first race at Killarney the 23-year-old title defender prevailed against Devin Robertson with a 1.198-second lead. In the second race he beat Kyle Barnes to the chequered flag by just 0.452 seconds. Hodges thus continued to extend his lead of the standings in the popular Volkswagen one-make cup.
08-10 October Volkswagen Scirocco-Cup China, Beijing (CN), rounds 9 and 10
15-16 October Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Hockenheim (D), round 09
15-16 October South African Rally Championship, MPC Rallyy (ZA)
15-17 October Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim (D), rounds 17 and 18
15-17 October Volkswagen Racing Cup, Donington Park (GB), rounds 13 and 14
15 October Volkswagen Endurance Cup, Zandvoort (NL), round 7