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Toyota to continue 86 series until 2022

Toyota Australia has confirmed it will continue to run its factory-backed 86 Racing Series until at least the end of 2022.

Barrichello to run dual Toyota programme in 2020

Formula 1 grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will contest a debut campaign in the Argentine Super TC2000 touring car series in 2020.

Volkswagen Ameo: Jhabakh, Sonawane win on rain-hit Sunday

Jeet Jhabakh and Pratik Sonawane scored a victory each as the third round of Volkswagen Ameo Class concluded on a day of mixed weather in Chennai.

Volkswagen Ameo: Bandyopadhyay wins after rain delay

Saurav Bandyopadhyay cruised to a lights-to-flag victory as third round of the Volkswagen Ameo Class got off to a delayed start in Chennai.

Volkswagen Ameo: Bandyopadhyay wins from 11th with last lap passes

Saurav Bandyopadhyay pulled off two fantastic overtaking moves on the final lap to claim victory in the second Volkswagen Ameo Class race of the weekend in Chennai.

Tharani receives one-race ban for disobeying black flag

Factory Volkswagen India driver Karthik Tharani has been handed a one-race ban for not obeying a black flag in the second Indian Touring Car race in Chennai.

ITC: Volkswagen driver Dodhiwala wins Race 2 amid controversy

Ishaan Dodhiwala put Volkswagen India back on top in the second Indian Touring Car Championship race of the Chennai weekend, but his win was overshadowed by a controversy that embroiled his teammate Karthik Tharani.

Volkswagen Ameo: Sonawane takes lights-to-flag win in Chennai

Pratik Sonawane was unchallenged to victory in the first Volkswagen Ameo Class race at the Madras Motor Race Track on Saturday.

ITC: Balu defeats factory Volkswagen team in Race 1

Arjun Balu blew away factory opposition from Volkswagen India to claim a dominant victory in the first Indian Touring Car Championship race in Chennai.

Volkswagen Ameo: Anwar, Jhabakh win on Sunday

Bangladeshi racer Avik Anwar and Hyderabad’s Jeet Jhabakh scored a victory apiece as the opening round of the Volkswagen Ameo Class concluded at Kari Motor Speedway on Sunday.

ITC: Volkswagen completes clean sweep in Coimbatore

Volkswagen Motorsport India completed a clean sweep of victories in the opening round of the Indian Touring Car Championship, as the sole manufacturer on the grid comfortably outgunned privateer opposition in Coimbatore.

Volkswagen Ameo: Jhabakh wins season opener from pole

Hyderabad’s Jeet Jhabakh claimed a dominant win as the 2019 season of the rechristened Volkswagen Ameo Class got underway at the Kari Motor Speedway on Saturday.

ITC: Volkswagen beats privateers in first race of new era

Dhruv Mohite led a 1-2 finish for Volkswagen Motorsport India in the opening round of the 2019 Indian Touring Car Championship (ITC) in Coimbatore.

NZ V8s unveils new muscle car regulations

New Zealand's BNT V8s Championship has officially unveiled its new American muscle car-inspired regulations.

Volkswagen Ameo Cup gets National Championship status

The Volkswagen Ameo Cup has received National Championship status by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).

Volkswagen hoping to get first Vento ITC customer in 2019

Volkswagen Motorsport India boss Sirish Vissa is “fairly confident” that at least one customer Vento will compete in the Indian Touring Car Championship (ITC) this year.

The racing driver experience: Volkswagen Cup cars driven at MMRT

They say it’s easy to criticise racing drivers while sitting in an armchair. So we took to the Madras Motor Race Track near Chennai to get a first-hand experience of what their job entails.

Volkswagen Motorsport India celebrates 10th year with mega track day

Volkswagen India celebrated the 10th year of its motorsport programme by assembling its entire fleet of racing and rally cars at the Madras Motor Race Track near Chennai.

Volkswagen shows new track-only Polo with Ameo Cup engine

Volkswagen Motorsport India has showcased the first images of its track-only car, dubbed the Polo RX, ahead of its official unveil in Chennai this week.

Buddh Ameo: Guest racer Behl wins chaotic race, Mohite only 11th

Guest racer Dhruv Behl claimed victory in the opening race of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup title decider, while Dhurv Mohite’s championship hopes took a major blow as he languished down in 11th position.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Shubhomoy Ball scores maiden win

Rookie racer Shubhomoy Ball scored his maiden Volkswagen Ameo Cup win in the third round of the one-make championship in Chennai.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Jhabakh wins shortened Race 2, Mohite retires

Jeet Jhabakh claimed victory in the second Volkswagen Ameo Cup race in Chennai while championship frontrunner Dhruv Mohite suffered a costly retirement.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Bandyopadhyay wins ahead of fighting Mohite, Sahil

Saurav Bandyopadhyay claimed victory in the first Volkswagen Ameo Cup race of the Chennai weekend after seizing the lead at the start of the race.

Female driver joins Australian Toyota series

Rising female star Emily Duggan will join the Toyota 86 Racing Series for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Volkswagen unveils TC4-A spec Vento race car

Volkswagen Motorsport India has showcased its TC4-A spec Vento that will be raced in the Indian Touring Car Championship this season.

Toyota extends 86 series deal until 2020

Toyota has extended its backing of the one-make 86 Racing Series in Australia until at least the end of the 2020 season, and confirmed some big names for its guest driver roster.

Details of E TCR electric touring car concept revealed

The company behind the TCR touring car format has revealed details about its 'E TCR' concept for electric touring cars.

Revamped touring car series can solve Indian motorsports' problems

While many are preoccupied with bringing international races to India, Rachit Thukral envisages a homegrown championship that can go someway in popularising motorsport in the country.

Q&A with David Brabham on his Bathurst comeback

Twenty years on from his famous Bathurst 1000 win with brother Geoff, David Brabham returned to Mount Panorama. This time it wasn’t in a BMW, though, the former F1 star making a one-off appearance in the Toyota 86 Racing Series. He sat down for a one-on-one chat with

Calm attitude, self-belief key to Ameo title, says Karminder

Karminder Singh insists that calm attitude and increased self-belief were two key reasons behind his triumph in the 2017 Volkswagen Ameo Cup.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Guest driver Sun wins final race

Chinese guest driver Anning Sun scored a lights-to-flag victory in the final Volkswagen Ameo Cup race of the season in Chennai.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Karminder dominates Race 2 to claim title

Karminder Singh wrapped up the 2017 Volkswagen Ameo cup title with a dominant performance in the second race of the season finale in Chennai.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Bandyopadhyay bags victory in Race 1

Saurav Bandyopadhyay clinched a pole to flag victory in Race 1 of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup on Saturday.

David Brabham to make Bathurst comeback

David Brabham will make a return to racing at Mount Panorama next month, with a guest drive in the Toyota 86 Racing Series.

Lot more in racing than just Formula 1

Talk to any youngster who does track racing and the aim is to be racing in Formula 1.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Karminder continues to impress with Race 3 win

Karminder Singh did not show any mercy on the rest of the field, notching up another win in the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Karminder scores impressive win

Karminder Singh battled well to win the second Volkswagen Ameo Cup race of the weekend on Sunday.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Bandyopadhyay sails to easy victory in Race 1

It was a straightforward win for Saurav Bandyopadhyay in the fifth race of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017 on Sunday.

Dodhiwala impresses with podium in Polo Cup China

Ishaan Dodhiwala made a successful international debut in the Volkswagen Polo GTI Cup China, finishing on the podium in Race 1.

Chennai Ameo Cup: Mohite impresses en route to maiden win

Kolhapur's Dhruv Mohite took top honours in the second race of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup in Chennai.

Robertson decimates rivals to win Volkswagen Ameo Cup

Devin Robertson stormed to victory in the first Volkswagen Ameo Cup race at the Madras Motor Race Track in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, on Saturday.

Nicolas Hamilton announces racing return

Nicolas Hamilton, the younger brother of three-time Formula 1 champion Lewis, will contest the remainder of the Renault UK Clio Cup season.

Feature: drives Toyota’s 86 racer

The Toyota 86 Racing Series is staring down the barrel of its second season in Australia – and to celebrate, Toyota let Andrew van Leeuwen loose in one of its cars at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Toyota Australia keen on 86 racing series ‘World Final’

Toyota Australia is hoping that the success of its domestic 86 Racing Series could result in the creation of a ‘World Final’ for the one-make series.

Volkswagen India finalises 15 drivers for 2017 Ameo Cup

Volkswagen Motorsport India successfully conducted its selection process for drivers' who will compete in the 2017 Ameo Cup.

Vento Cup season review: Dodhiwala's supreme run wins him maiden title

Ishaan Dodhiwala’s strong and steady run helped him clinch his first Volkswagen Vento Cup title, with Karminder Singh having to settle for another second place finish.

Volkswagen India opens drivers' registration for 2017 Ameo Cup

Volkswagen Motorsport India announced the dates of registration for the drivers' selection for the 2017 Volkswagen Ameo Cup.

Singh reflects on "challenging" Vento Cup season

Volkswagen Vento Cup series runners-up Karminder Singh believes that the 2016 season was the toughest he has been through, in the three years he has competed.

Not winning Vento title a low, but not the end, says Desouza

Keith Desouza says not winning the Volkswagen Vento Cup title is a low, but adds that it is not dampening his mind, as he believes he had the speed and potential to win it, had everything gone to the plan.

Consistency key to Vento title, says Dodhiwala

Newly-crowned Vento Cup champion Ishaan Dodhiwala believes regular podiums and points finishes was instrumental to his championship win in the 2016 season of the one-make series.

Buddh Vento Cup: Dodhiwala clinches title, Singh wins final race

Ishaan Dodhiwala claimed the 2016 Volkswagen Vento Cup title despite finishing second to championship rival Karminder Singh in the season-finale at the Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh Vento Cup: Dodhiwala dominates Race 1

Ishaan Dodhiwala inched closer to the 2016 Vento Cup title with a dominant win in the first race of the season-finale at Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh Vento Cup: Dodhiwala takes all-important pole in finale

Points leader Ishaan Dodhiwala took pole for Volkwagen Vento Cup's Race 1 of the final weekend in 2016 season, beating title contender Karminder Singh by over a second.

Dodhiwala and Singh to battle for Vento title in season-finale

Championship protagonists Ishaan Dodhiwala and Karminder Singh are set to engage in a feisty duel to win the 2016 season of Volkswagen Vento Cup.

Chennai II Vento Cup: Dodhiwala wins red-flagged Race 2

Ishaan Dodhiwala won the second Volkswagen Vento Cup race in Chennai, taking advantage of a late standing restart to extend his lead in the championship.

Chennai II Vento Cup: Singh beats Dodhiwala to win Race 1

Karminder Singh won the opening Volkswagen Vento Cup race in Chennai, defeating championship leader Ishaan Dodhiwala in a straight duel for victory.

Chennai II Vento Cup: Dodhiwala takes Race 1 pole

Championship leader Ishaan Dodhiwala claimed pole position for the the third round of Vento Cup, beating his nearest rival Karminder Singh by two tenths of a second.

Desouza targets Audi TT Cup, seeks Volkswagen India support

Touring car driver Keith Desouza is aiming to compete in the Audi TT Cup in 2017, seeking help from Volkswagen Motorsport India to make it happen.

Chennai Vento Cup: Todkari takes lights-to-flag maiden win

Niranjan Todkari takes lights-to-flag maiden win of the Volkswagen Vento Cup weekend at the Madras Motor Race Track.

Chennai Vento Cup: Dodhiwala snatches win in last lap thriller

Ishaan Dodhiwala snatched win from Li Huiwei on the last lap of the Volkswagen Vento Cup's Race 2 at Madras Motor Race Track.