Volkswagen India to replace Vento with Ameo in 2017
Volkswagen Motorsport India has announced that they will switch its racing machinery from 2017 season onward, with Vento paving way for Ameo.
After racing only two seasons with the Vento cars, the German manufacturer has decided to bring a change in the next season of the Indian one-make touring car series.
Having recently launched the Ameo road car in India, the management will now make a race-spec of the cars to use it for racing under the Ameo Cup.
The change was announced at the finale of the current season at the Buddh International Circuit, of which Ishaan Dodhiwala was crowned the champion.
Back in June, when Motorsport.com asked about the Ameo switch to its head of motorsport Sirish Vissa, the Indian was open about a change. "Why not?", he asked.
"Because when we did the Vento Cup, one of the reasons for the switch was that this was car was designed with India in mind.
"We are always open to exploring new ideas. So you never know," he added.
The one-make championship was initiated in 2010 with the Polo cars running for four seasons, before changing to Vento in 2015, which has run for only two seasons.
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