The Scirocco is really turning out to be one great looking race car in every series! More pics to follow as we get them.
The new racing version of the Volkswagen Scirocco, which will make its UK track debut this season in the Volkswagen Racing Cup in association with Hankook, will take its first public bow tomorrow (Thursday) in Birmingham.
Due to be unveiled at the Autosport International show at the NEC, the Scirocco will form the centrepiece of the championship’s own stand.
It’s the first time that the series has had a dedicated display area at Autosport International, and the move is a reflection of the championship’s growing status as Britain’s leading saloon championship for club drivers.
‘We are very pleased to be unveiling the new Scirocco at the Autosport show,’ said Volkswagen Racing UK Director Melissa Wright, ‘not least because it is fully three months ahead of the start of the racing season. It means that there will be time for a good test and development programme so that the Scirocco can hit the ground running at round one.’
The Scirocco on display will be raced by Mike Kurton, with backing from plumbing services companies BSS and PTS. Build of a second Scirocco, for Liam Griffin, is currently underway at the Milton Keynes workshops of Volkswagen Racing UK. Both cars will be powered by the 2-litre turbo petrol engine raced successfully in the Golf GTI and are expected to pack a 220-240bhp punch.
The championship has unveiled its calendar for the coming season: all seven meetings will feature twin races and are on the supporting package for the prestigious British F3 and GT Championships. The entry books were opened on 1 January and Wright reports brisk interest.
The Volkswagen Racing Cup in association with Hankook is additionally supported by Augustus Martin, Castrol, Ceva Logistics, ECM Vehicle Delivery, Milltek Sport, Mondial Assistance, KW Automotive, Superchips, Turbo Dynamics, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Financial Services UK.
Volkswagen Racing Cup in association with Hankook – provisional dates
11-13 Apr Oulton Park
25/26 Apr Donington Park
30/31 May Rockingham
13/14 Jun Knockhill
4/5 Jul Snetterton
15/16 Aug Silverstone
19/20 Sep Brands Hatch