Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
|Category||One-make racing by Volkswagen|
|Drivers' champion||Kelvin van der Linde|
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.
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
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 = 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
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
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.
- 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.
|2004||ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup||Matthias Meyer|
|2005||ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup||René Rast|
|2006||ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup||Jimmy Johansson|
|2007||ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup||Constantin Dressler|
|2008||ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup||Alexander Rambow|
|2009||ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup||Maciek Steinhof|
|2010||Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup||Kris Heidorn|
|2011||Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup||Mateusz Lisowski|
|2012||Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup||Ola Nilsson|
|2013||Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup||Kelvin van der Linde|
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