APR Volkswagen Racing Cup

Launched in 2000, (and celebrating it’s tenth anniversary last year), the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup is widely regarded as the most exciting saloon car championship in the UK and for 2010 it remains the sole saloon support race in the prestigious British Formula 3/British GT Championship package.

What makes the Volkswagen Racing Cup unique?  Instead of being a ‘one-make’ championship where all the cars are indentical, we encourage as much variety of Volkswagens as possible, all racing together.

So, open to any model of racing Volkswagen, the Cup has attracted drivers of the Scirocco R, Beetle RSi, Golf GTIs, R and R32s of every generation, Jetta, Scirocco, Polo, Lupo and Bora models.

Engine usage has been as varied as car choice, with turbocharged and even turbodiesel power joining the established four and six cylinder engines. This variety of machinery, representing Volkswagens of all ages, has made for one of the most colourful and diverse grids in motorsport, and is always a real hit with spectators.

The innovative regulations put all cars into a single class based on power to weight ratios. The idea of a lightweight Polo GTI challenging a powerful V6 Beetle and a torquey Golf GTI for overall victory is a real experience for drivers, teams and spectators alike.

The double-header race format of the racing features seven weekends in the UK and Europe.  For 2012, we will be supporting the DTM German Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, plus the first ever visit to the legendary Spa Franocrchamps Grand Prix circuit in Belgium.

High standards of driving and presentation befitting a championship with manufacturer backing and television coverage are expected of all participating drivers and teams. But above all, the Volkswagen Racing Cup remains a friendly championship where team spirit and camaraderie in the paddock count for more than on-track heroics.

For more information about races and events visit our dedicated Championship website.

Article source: www.volkswagenracing.co.uk