VW Scirocco R Cup as DTM Partner Series
There will be some 30 contenders in the series, driving the racing version of the Scirocco R, powered by an innovative biogas engine that achieves an 80 percent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with conventional powerplants. This reportedly makes the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup the most eco-friendly one-make cup racing series in the world.
"We’re delighted about the opportunity to continue partnering with the DTM – a partnership that we’ve been living with the Lupo and Polo Cups ever since the comeback of this successful racing series in 2000,” Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen said in a release.
"The new Scirocco R Cup continues our long-standing commitment to promoting young talent and makes new marks with innovative biogas power, true motorsport legends in the field as well as many fresh ideas. The DTM with its huge popularity offers an unrivalled stage for this.”
The 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup race calendar can be found below, as released by Volkswagen Motorsport:
- 23/24 Apr Hockenheimring (D)
- 04/05 Jun EuroSpeedway Lausitz (D)
- 02/03 Jul Norisring (D)
- 06-08 Aug Nürburgring (D) *
- 03/04 Sep Brands Hatch (GB)
- 17-19 Sep Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (D) *
- 15/16 Oct Hockenheimring (D)
* two races; all other weekends: one race on Saturday