Volkswagen newsletter 2009-05-31
Formula 3 Euro Series Jean Karl Vernay clinches podium place at EuroSpeedway Lausitz With a third-place finish in Saturday's race at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz Jean Karl Vernay was the most successful driver "powered by Volkswagen" on the second ...
Formula 3 Euro Series
Jean Karl Vernay clinches podium place at EuroSpeedway Lausitz
With a third-place finish in Saturday's race at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz Jean Karl Vernay was the most successful driver "powered by Volkswagen" on the second race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series. Due to a collision in which he was not at fault the Frenchman from the Signature team only finished the second race in 14th place: However, after four of the season's 20 races he holds a promising fourth place in the standings, with just a three-point gap to the leader, Jules Bianchi. Red Bull Junior Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) celebrated two fourth-place finishes at Lausitz. After an accident in qualifying, the Finn Mika Maki managed scoring a championship point by finishing the second race in sixth place.
British Formula 3 Championship
Daniel Ricciardo continues leading the standings
Henry Arundel (Great Britain) and Adriano Buzaid (Brazil) finished the sixth race of the British Formula 3 Championship in their Dallara-Volkswagen cars in second and third place. The Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth and thus defended his lead in the standings. For the first race of the weekend, the Carlin Motorsport driver had secured his first ever pole position but retired as early as on the first lap after a collision. Best Volkswagen driver in the fifth race of the season was the Briton Max Chilton in fifth place.
ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
Hat-trick for Maciek Steinhof
Maciek Steinhof again was the top performer in the ADAC Volksagen Polo Cup at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. The 23-year-old Pole had secured the pole position in qualifying and clinched two more victories in races two and three of the season, following the opener at Hockenheim. Behind the racer from Cracow, Stefan Kolb and Elia Erhart mounted the podium at the first race. On Sunday, Erhart finished as the runner-up, ahead of Simon Reinberth. Victories in the rookie classification at the EuroSpeedway went to Nico Schilling and Kris Heidorn.
Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain
Steve Chaplin in front twice
Steve Chaplin was the dominant man at races three and four of the Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain. The New Beetle driver clinched two victories at Rockingham. Joe Fulbrook, who was the quickest in qualifying, finished twice as the runner-up in his Volkswagen Bora. The third places at the two rounds went to James Walker (Golf GTI) and Darren Blumson (New Beetle).
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5th and 6th round, STCC at Goteburg (S)
5th and 6th round, JTCC at Goteburg (S)
5th and 6th round, ATS Formula 3 Cup, Hockenheim (D)
7th and 8th round, British Formula 3 Championship, Hockenheim (D)
7th and 8th round, ADAC Formula Masters, Hockenheim (D)
7th and 8th round, Volkswagen Polo Cup South Africa, East London (ZA)
3rd round, Volkswagen Endurance Cup the Netherlands, Zandvoort (NL)