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Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 19/2014
Posted by: newsla on Jul 27, 2014 - 02:49 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 19/2014


Global Rallycross (GRC)
Andretti drivers pick up important championship points in Charlotte

 

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After the victory at the Global Rallycross race in New York a week ago, the Volkswagen team Andretti Autosport suffered a slight setback in their fight for the championship at the fifth race of the season in Charlotte. On the extremely rough Dirt Track in the US state of North Carolina, unusually the two Andretti drivers Scott Speed (USA) and Tanner Foust (USA) did not finish in the top three in their Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars with over 500 hp: Speed finished fifth, Foust, hindered by tyre problems, was eighth. Victory went to Ken Block (USA). The former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet jr. (BR) now leads the overall standings with 227 points. Speed is in second with 181 points.

Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle 2014
Alén, Ogier and Latvala promote rallying in Helsinki

Great show, great backdrop, great sport: When the warhorses took on the current rally stars, the Volkswagen drivers thrilled around 35,000 spectators with spectacular drifts. At the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle, which kicked off the sporting week at the Rally Finland, Markku Alén (FIN), unofficial World Rally Champion of 1978, current champion Sébastien Ogier (F) and Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) in the Volkswagen Polo R WRC did a lot to promote rallying. In addition to Alén, the Finnish rally legends Tommi Mäkinen, Juha Kankkunen and Marcus Grönholm took part – in the current World Rally Cars of Hyundai, Citroën and M-Sport Ford. Victory went to Norway’s Mads Østberg (Citroën).

British Formula 3 Championship
Three Volkswagen victories at the classic in Spa-Francorchamps

Ed Jones (UAE) celebrated all three victories available for the taking at the British Formula 3 European Championship classic in Spa-Francorchamps – “powered by Volkswagen”. His team-mate at Carlin Motorsport, a guest starter like Jones, also made it onto the podium three times in the tenth to twelfth races of the season – twice in second place, once in third. The British Formula 3 Championship race in Spa-Francorchamps is traditionally a part of the weekend programme for the 24 hour race for GT vehicles. 21 of 30 top ten results available for the taking on the “Ardennes roller coaster” went to teams who have placed their trust in Volkswagen engines. At the fifth race weekend of the junior series, races 13 to 15 will be held in Thruxton (GB) from 15 to 17 August.

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31/07–03/08/2014
FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Finland

01/08–03/08/2014
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Spielberg (A)

01/08–03/08/2014
FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Spielberg (A)

01/08–02/08/2014
Formula Volkswagen South Africa, Phakisa (ZA)

01/08–02/08/2014
Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa, Phakisa (ZA)

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