Launched in 2000 the Volkswagen Racing Cup is one of the most successful manufacturer backed salooncar championship in the UK and sole saloon support to the successful F3GT package
Launched in 2000 the Volkswagen Racing Cup is one of the most successful manufacturer-backed saloon car championship in the UK.
As the sole saloon car support championship in the British F3/GT package, we get good crowds and high profile meetings.
Volkswagen's support of the series means that all drivers benefit from high quality telvision coverage on SKY Sports, a press service, free photography service, the championship hospitality service, a permenant championship manager and dedicated scrutineer, and our own at-circuit tyre supply and fitting service from Hankook.
Yet despite this, entry fees for a double header race weekend remain very affordable for these high profile races.
The innovative regulations put all cars into a single class based on power to weight ratios. Open to any model of racing Volkswagen with a Logbook, the Cup has attracted drivers of the Beetle RSi, Corrado, Golfs of every generation, Polo, Lupo and Bora models and new for 2009 the stunning Scirocco.
Engine usage has been just as varied, with turbocharged and turbo diesel power competing alongside the established 4 and 6 cylinder engines. This variety of machinery, representing Volkswagens of all ages has made for one of the most colourful and diverse grids in motorsport.
Continued stability of the regulations, which is a fundamental principle behind the championship. Unlike 'one-make' championships, cars developed for the Volkswagen Racing Cup can be assured of many years of racing under stable regulations. This means that teams and drivers can invest in the cost of a new car confident in the knowledge that the car will remain eligible and its value will be retained over years to come.
The double header race format of the racing features seven weekends which keeps the time and cost commitment of teams and drivers lower than most other series, and provides spectators with a very full weekend of Volkswagen action.
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.
Have a look at our website for more info about the championship, or contact us at Volkswagen Racing to have a chat.www.vw-cup.co.uk