Volkswagen Motorsport India has showcased its TC4-A spec Vento that will be raced in the Indian Touring Car Championship this season.
As part of FMSCI’s vision to modernise touring car racing in India, VW has unveiled a development race version of its Vento sedan.
The car conforms to the TC4-A regulations, which in turn are based on existing Indian Touring Car rules. The regs allow for turbocharged racecars up to 2,000 cc and impose a minimum weight limit of the car to 1,150 kg.
Volkswagen will field a pair of TC4-A Ventos in this year’s National Touring Car Championship as it continues the development of the cars. They will be driven by former Vento Cup champions Karthik Tharani and Ishaan Dodhiwala.
“We have started development on our race spec Volkswagen Vento cars with the new set TC4-A regulations by FMSCI,” Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said.
“As part of the testing phase, our two test cars will be driven in this year’s National Championship season.
“Karthik Tharani and Ishaan Dodhiwala are extremely talented drivers and have proven their potential in the previous years with titles to their names.
“Karthik is also an excellent development driver who has played a crucial role in fine tuning our Ameo Cup race car in the past. The feedback provided by both of them will help us in developing these cars further and get them to a competitive level.
Volkswagen used to run a one-make series based around the Vento before switching to Ameo last season.
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