Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup

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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
Category One-make racing by Volkswagen
Country Germany Germany
Inaugural season 2004
Drivers 24
Constructors Volkswagen
Tyre suppliers Dunlop
Drivers' champion South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Official website volkswagen-motorsport.com
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Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup is a one-make racing series by Volkswagen based in Germany, which uses the Volkswagen Scirocco model. The first season is in 2010, having replaced the previous ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup which had run since 2004. It is a support series for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

Technical Data[edit]

Engine

Engine type = Four-in-line turbo spark ignition engine with CNG-inlet pipe injection, intercooler, four valves per cylinder

Displacement = 1,984 cc Output Approx = 162 kW (223 PS) at 6,000 rpm Torque Approx = 203 lbs ft at 3,000 rpm Engine control unit = Bosch MS4 Push-to-pass = Electronic charge pressure control, limited duration and frequency, additional output of approx. 22 kW (30 PS) Exhaust system = Modified layout, racing catalytic converter

Power transmission

Gearbox = Front-wheel drive, standard six-speed DSG gearbox with dual clutch, steering wheel paddle shifters, modified gear ratio and software, mechanical limited-slip differential

Chassis

Front axle = McPherson struts, wishbones Rear axle = Multilink rear suspension with uniball joints Dampers/springs = ZF Sachs dampers with H&R springs, one-way adjustable Anti-roll bars = Adjustable H&R anti-roll bars, front and rear Steering = Electro-mechanically assisted rack and pinion steering Braking system = Ventilated 4-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes, front (Æ 356 mm), single-piston sliding-calliper disc brakes, rear(Æ 282 mm), racing ABS Wheels = ATS light alloy rims, size 9 x 18 inches Tyres = Dunlop 240/640/18 (slick and rain tyres)

Body

Body = Unitized design, FIA-conformant roll cage, “R-Line” exterior package Cockpit = Volkswagen sport steering wheel with airbag, OMP racing seat with head protector, six-point safety belt, safety mesh net (driver’s side), fire extinguishing system, Data Acquisition = memotec Messtechnik

Dimensions

Length/width/height = 4,256/1,810/1,380 mm Track = 1,571 mm front, 1,567 mm rear Wheelbase = 2,578 mm Tank capacity = 22 kg Bio-CNG Dry weight = 1,250 kg

Drivers[edit]

As well as 2005 champion René Rast, a number of well-established drivers have passed through this series. These include World Touring Car Championship drivers Jaap van Lagen, Marin Colak and Jason Watt, ex-Champ Car driver Jan Heylen, 1986 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft champion Kurt Thiim and 2009 Dakar Rally winner Giniel de Villiers. In 2010, "legend drivers" are going to be competing. So far, ex-Formula One regulars Martin Brundle and Jacques Laffite, the 1990 and 1992 World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz and five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Frank Biela have all made appearances.

Scoring system[edit]

  • In 2010, points are awarded for the top twenty race finishers. No points are awarded for pole position or fastest race laps. Half-points of the values listed below are awarded for the first two races of the 2010 season. All results count towards the championship.[1]
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Points 60 48 40 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2

Champions[edit]

Season Series Name Champion
2004 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Germany Matthias Meyer
2005 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Germany René Rast
2006 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Sweden Jimmy Johansson
2007 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Germany Constantin Dressler
2008 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Germany Alexander Rambow
2009 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup Poland Maciek Steinhof
2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Germany Kris Heidorn
2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Poland Mateusz Lisowski
2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Sweden Ola Nilsson
2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup South Africa Kelvin van der Linde

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