Global RallycrossScott Speed clinched third place in the Championship - Beetle impresses
Volkswagen and former Formula 1 driver Scott Speed (USA) have taken top positions in the overall rankings at the season finale of the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) in Las Vegas. After a total of ten races this season, the manufacturer from Wolfsburg was in second position in the manufacturers' rankings. In the driver rankings, Speed's impressive performance in Las Vegas was enough to put him in third place. After the US star was flipped over at the start of the final in a battle for the lead, Speed was in the last starting position going into the race when he restarted. With his 544 bhp Beetle GRC, he moved forward into fourth position. The second Beetle driver, Tanner Foust (USA), managed to achieve sixth place in the gambling metropolis. "The last races of this season were good for the development of the new Beetle. This car will be hard to beat in 2015," said Foust. Achieving the best time in the qualifying with Speed and race victories by both Volkswagen drivers, the new Beetle has impressively proven its capability.
Global RallycrossVolkswagen driver Foust is “fan favorite” for the second time this series
Volkswagen driver Tanner Foust has been chosen as the “fan favorite” from the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) for the second time this series. The US star from team Andretti Autosport received the award at the season finale in Las Vegas, after he emerged as the clear winner from an online vote of over 200,000 supporters. " "The driving force in making rallycross the fastest growing motorsport in the world is the fans, It's an honor to be voted fan favorite," commented Foust. In the last GRC races, the US-American got underway in a 544 bhp Beetle GRC. In addition, Foust started for the Marklund Motorsport team at selected races at the FIA World Rallycross Championship, in which he came out with a victory for Volkswagen in Finland. Foust also works in the film and TV industries, presenting the popular show Top Gear USA, among other things.
Volkswagen Polo R-Cup IndiaLee Keshav Gupta celebrates double victory - guest drivers win over
Lee Keshav Gupta celebrated a double victory at the third racing weekend of the Volkswagen Polo R-Cup in India. The Indian won the first of two races on Saturday at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida. The 17 year old guest driver Dylan Pereira from Luxembourg triumphed in the final third race on Sunday. He benefited from an error made by Karthik Tharani (IND), who started in pole position and took third place at the end. Dylan Pereira, who has been active in the Volkswagen Castrol-Cup Poland this year, was already in the lead in the second race, but was disqualified by race control after an aggressive manoeuvre in the battle for first place. Polish guest driver, Gosia Rdest, offered a convincing performance, achieving second place on the podium in the second race. The final racing weekend of the season will also be taking place in Noida in December.
Volkswagen Fun Cup Belgium
Quede and Rhyon win last race of the season in Zolder
Arnaud Quede and Sébastien Rhyon have won the last race of the season at Fun Cup Belgium in Zolder. The number 59 Beetle from team AC motorsport took the lead shortly before the half way point at the five-hour long race and did not surrender it until they reached the finish line. Under optimal weather conditions and with 12 degree air temperature, Dominique Burstin and Jean Michel Baert secured second place. Third in the popular mass motorsport series, in which technically-identical Beetles are driven, were Marc Olivier Van Oppens, François Bouillon and Stefaan Tavernier from team McDonald Racing.
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