Biomethane-Powered Program Promises Exciting 2011 Scirocco R-Cup

| Germany, Wolfsburg

After its inaugural season in 2010 the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup heads into 2011 with an exciting calendar. The eco-friendly Volkswagen one-make cup  encompasses eight DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) events with ten races including a new addition to the 2011 event schedule: the Red-Bull-Ring at Spielberg, Austria. The season opener and the finale for the biomethane-powered cars that achieve 80% CO2 emissions reduction will be held at Hockenheim.

In addition, there will be rounds at the EuroSpeedway, the Norisring and the Nürburgring, at Brands Hatch in the UK and at Oschersleben between the end of April and end of October. 21 male and female drivers from eight different countries will be on the grid, plus motorsport legends and celebrities as guest entrants.

Thanks to the push-to-pass system, which is unique in motorsport and puts a power boost of 50 hp at the driver’s fingertip, the Scirocco R-Cup with its identical sport coupes for all drivers guarantees captivating races. The 2011 calendar of events follows:

29 Apr – 30 Apr Hockenheim (D)

03 Jun – 05 Jun Spielberg (A)*

17 Jun – 18 Jun EuroSpeedway (D)

01 Jul – 02 Jul Norisring (D)

05 Aug – 06 Aug Nürburgring (D)

02 Sep – 04 Sep Brands Hatch (GB)

16 Sep – 18 Sep Oschersleben (D)*

21 Oct – 22 Oct Hockenheim (D)

*two rounds per race weekend

Item compiled using information from a Volkswagen press release.

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