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KPM aims for more Volkswagen Racing Cup wins, but without Walker

Reigning 2012 Volkswagen Racing Cup Champion, James Walker

The reigning APR Volkswagen Racing Cup Champion, James Walker, has announced that he will not be returning to defend his crown. However, his old team, KPM, is to field a multi-car squad and has every hope of scoring another championship victory.

Walker, 26, is to take a year out of racing to concentrate on the family haulage business and to get married. He hopes, however, to fit in a race or two in the family Golf GTI, in which his father, Richard, and other relatives are planning to compete. “I’ll be sorry not to be out there for a full season,” said James, “but I fully intend to return to the track with a proper campaign in 2014.” Continue reading ‘KPM aims for more Volkswagen Racing Cup wins, but without Walker’

Prestige Performance Centre joins 2013 Volkswagen Racing Cup

The Prestige Performance Centre-backed<br />
Team HARD Golf raced in 2012 by Nikhil Chopra. Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

The APR Volkswagen Racing Cup has added a new championship partner to its portfolio with the involvement for 2013 of leading UK performance upgrade and tuning concern Prestige Performance Centre GB.

From its headquarters in Hainault, Essex, Prestige Performance Centre is expanding nationwide through a franchise program and sees the VW Cup as an ideal platform on which to build awareness of its brand and products. Continue reading ‘Prestige Performance Centre joins 2013 Volkswagen Racing Cup’

Kingsnorth Converts To MKV Golf GTI For Team Hard Volkswagen Racing Cup Attack

Richard Kingsnorth (left) and Team HARD boss Tony Gilham

Tony Gilham’s Team HARD has revealed the identity of its fifth driver – of a planned nine – for this season’s APR Volkswagen Racing Cup. He is Richard Kingsnorth, who started competing in the VW Cup in 2007, the year the championship was won by Gilham. Continue reading ‘Kingsnorth Converts To MKV Golf GTI For Team Hard Volkswagen Racing Cup Attack’

Tony Gilham takes Round 8 of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup at Spa

Tony Gilham takes Round 8 of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup at Spa

Tony Gilham, the 2007 Volkswagen Racing Cup Champion, proved that he’s lost none of his old race-winning skills by claiming victory in Saturday’s round, nipping points leader James Walker to the win by less than a second after seven hard-fought laps around Spa.

Just as close and tense as Friday’s race, the Spa finale saw three different men out in front and multiple changes of the lead.

Continue reading ‘Tony Gilham takes Round 8 of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup at Spa’

Mike Neuhoff wins Round 7 of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup at Spa

Neuhoff crossed the line at the end of the opening lap with half a second in hand over Walker, with Mason third

The best circuit yet visited by the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup – said the drivers unanimously – provided the best racing of the season so far, with a four-way battle for victory, three different race leaders and a popular first win of 2012 for KPM’s Mike Neuhoff which went undecided until the final corner.

Continue reading ‘Mike Neuhoff wins Round 7 of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup at Spa’

James Walker on pole at APR Volkswagen Racing Cup Spa

James Walker on pole at APR Volkswagen Racing Cup Spa

James Walker bagged his second pole position of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup season at Spa-Francorchamps this morning, the KPM Scirocco driver eight-tenths faster around the Belgian Grand Prix circuit than his closest rival.

Continue reading ‘James Walker on pole at APR Volkswagen Racing Cup Spa’

Dominic Pettit enters APR Volkswagen Racing Cup grid

Dominic Pettit enters APR Volkswagen Racing Cup grid

Multiple sports car race winner Dominic Pettit is the latest addition to the burgeoning APR Volkswagen Racing Cup grid. The 21-year-old from Cambridgeshire will race a Jetta with backing from his local Volkswagen retailer Vindis Group.

Pettit’s confirmation swells the grid for Easter Monday’s (7 April) opening rounds to an anticipated 24, confirming the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup as the best-supported junior saloons series in the UK. Continue reading ‘Dominic Pettit enters APR Volkswagen Racing Cup grid’

VRC: Kieran Griffin Plans Further Scirocco Success

VRC: Kieran Griffin Plans Further Scirocco Success

Kieran Griffin, a first-time race winner in 2011, is to return to the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup this season with the aim of scoring further victories. He will again be at the wheel of the Addison Lee Scirocco with which both he and his younger brother Liam – now a BTCC driver – have enjoyed success. Continue reading ‘VRC: Kieran Griffin Plans Further Scirocco Success’




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