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Volkswagen at the Race of Champions

Volkswagen at the Race of Champions

Will the Formula One world champion strike back in the Scirocco R-Cup race car in 2011? After the premiere last year the bio natural gas coupe will again be fielded at the 2011 Race Of Champions: a good opportunity for Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel to get revenge in the 275-HP Scirocco for last year’s defeat against U.S. motocross star Travis Pastrana. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen at the Race of Champions’

Win Scirocco R-Cup tickets on Facebook

Scirocco R-Cup, Eurospeedway

The Volkswagen UK Facebook page is currently running an exclusive competition, to win one of ten pairs of VIP tickets to the Scirocco R-Cup race weekend at Brands Hatch on the 3rd and 4th of September. Running until midnight on Tuesday 23rd August, it is the first time that Volkswagen Motorsport have offered tickets to a UK audience in a Facebook competition.

The prize is significant and includes:

  • Two weekend tickets to the event (The Scirocco R-Cup race on 3rd September and the DTM race on 4th September) with access to Grandstand, Paddock, VIP Hospitality & Legends party on Saturday night
  • An overnight stay on 3rd September for two in a 4* hotel close to the event
  • Transfers between the hotel and the event
  • Special VW Motorsport pocket guide

The Scirocco R-Cup has returned in 2011 after a successful first season in 2010 where it took over from the Volkswagen Polo cup. The cup promotes and encourages young drivers and the cars are fueled by bio natural gas. The two-liter engine’s overall carbon footprint of racing plus logistics is reduced by 80 per cent compared with conventional racing petrol.

Scirocco R-Cup, Eurospeedway

The season consists of 8 races starting in April at Hockenheim, moving around Germany, Austria and the UK through the summer and returning for a final race back in Hockenheim on 21st October.

Currently the British driver Daniel Lloyd is placed 2nd in the points standings and Brands Hatch will be a key race for him to try and take the top spot.

You’ll find the competition on the Volkswagen UK Facebook

Ola Nilsson wins Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Norisring

Scirocco R-Cup Norisring Nilsson

Engine sound instead of wedding bells: In the German Monaco at the Norisring 25 drivers delivered a captivating race in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. Ola Nilsson from Sweden was the first to cross the finish line after 22 laps and clinched his first victory in front of Stefano Proetto and Mateusz Lisowski. In the Legends classification of the Le Mans stars John Nielsen took victory in the near-275-hp bio natural gas race car in front of Frank Biela and Jan Lammers. Continue reading ‘Ola Nilsson wins Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup at Norisring’

Improvements for natural gas powered Scirocco R-Cup

Scirocco R-Cup

Fasten your seatbelts! This will be the motto for the 2011 team of drivers in Oschersleben on Tuesday and Wednesday, when the newcomers and old hands alike will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves for the first time with the revamped 2011 model of the Scirocco R-Cup at the annual introductory course. Continue reading ‘Improvements for natural gas powered Scirocco R-Cup’

Scirocco R-Cup takes over Wiesbaden

Scirocco R-Cup, Wiesbaden

The official start of the 2011 season of the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup couldn’t have been any better, with superb springtime weather, enthusiastic motorsport fans and well-organized proceedings. Continue reading ‘Scirocco R-Cup takes over Wiesbaden’

Scirocco R-Cup calendar for 2011

Scirocco R-Cup car

A grand stage, a great sport: After its sensational inaugural season the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup starts into 2011 with an attractive calendar. Continue reading ‘Scirocco R-Cup calendar for 2011′

Volkswagen motorsport drivers prepared for new season

Volkswagen Motorsport Fitness Camp

Volkswagen’s Formula 3 and Scirocco R-Cup drivers have jointly prepared themselves for the 2011 motorsport season at an intensive fitness camp in Oberjoch, Bavaria.

The camp, which lasted five days, comprised a variety of different training modules designed to maximize the drivers’ physical performance in the areas of stamina, strength and coordination – and to support the young sportsmen in their individual preparations. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen motorsport drivers prepared for new season’

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup 2011 calendar.

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup 2011 calendar

The spectacular, eco-friendly Volkswagen one-make cup that reduces CO2 emissions by 80 per cent thanks to the cars being fuelled by bio natural gas encompasses eight DTM events with ten races. A new addition to the 2011 event schedule: the Red-Bull-Ring at Spielberg, Austria, which complements the time-tested venues of the Scirocco R-Cup. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup 2011 calendar.’

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