Volkswagen newsletter 2009-08-09

ATS Formula 3 Cup Laurens Vanthoor dominates at Assen Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor was the dominant driver during the sixth ATS Formula 3 Cup weekend at Assen. The 18-year old Belgian won races eleven and twelve at the traditional Dutch ...

ATS Formula 3 Cup
Laurens Vanthoor dominates at Assen

Volkswagen driver Laurens Vanthoor was the dominant driver during the sixth
ATS Formula 3 Cup weekend at Assen. The 18-year old Belgian won races eleven and twelve at the traditional Dutch track. The Van Amersfoort driver took the maximum score of 24 points thanks to a brace of pole positions and fastest laps and, in doing so, extended his championship lead. Vanthoor leads the overall standings with 120 points ahead of team mate Stef Dusseldorp with 67 points. Vanthoor can clinch the championship at the next round at the Nurburgring (21-23 August). At his home race Dusseldorp was second and fourth. The Chinese Adderly Fong (Performance Racing) claimed his best result of the season to date with fifth in the second race and in the process rounded-off the good result for drivers "powered by Volkswagen".

Dakar Rally
Four Volkswagen pairs: "Dakar" preparation with Morocco tests

The Volkswagen factory team prepares for the forthcoming Dakar Rally in January 2010 with a pair of weeklong tests in Morocco. At the controls: Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz (E/E), Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (ZA/D), Mark Miller/Ralph Pitchford (USA/ZA) and Nasser Al-Attiyah/Timo Gottschalk (Q/A). The four "Dakar" pairs test the powerful 280 hp Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 around the city of M'hamid. Erfoud represents the test centre between 16 and 21 August. Two of the cross country rally prototypes victorious at the 2009 Dakar Rally will be used at the test in Morocco.

Coming up next...

14 August
Race 4 Volkswagen Endurance Cup Netherlands at Zandvoort (NL)

14--15 August
Races 11 and 12 STCC at Karlskoga (S)

14--15 August
Races 11 and 12 JTCC at Karlskoga (S)

14--15 August
Races 11 and 12 Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa at Zwartkops (ZA)

14--15 August
Races 11 and 12 Formula Volkswagen South Africa at Zwartkops (ZA)

14--16 August
Races 11 and 12 Formula 3 Euro Series at the Nurburgring (D)

14--16 August
Race 7 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup at the Nurburgring (D)

14--16 August
Races 15 and 16 British Formula 3 Championship at Silverstone (GB)

14--16 August
Race 6 Volkswagen Jetta-TDI-Cup at Road America (USA)

14--16 August
Races 11 and 12 Volkswagen Racing Cup at Silverstone (GB)

14--16 August
Race 3 and 4 Volkswagen Scirocco Cup China in Peking (CN)

14--16 August
Race 2 Volkswagen GTI Cup Japan at Fuji (J)

-credit: vw

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Series Dakar , F3
Drivers Mark Miller , Carlos Sainz , Giniel de Villiers , Nasser Al-Attiyah , Timo Gottschalk , Ralph Pitchford , Laurens Vanthoor , Adderly Fong , Stef Dusseldorp , Lucas Cruz