2015 Volkswagen Vento Cup pre-season - Press Release

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  1. 1. Volkswagen Motorsport India Press Release JK Tyre Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 to kick off at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from 7th August Racing season returns as the 18th JK Tyre Racing Championship and Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 get all set to be flagged off on 7th August at Kari Motor Speedway 14 new drivers along with seven drivers from the previous season to compete against each other at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore in the race-spec Vento Cup car to make a mark in the motorsport arena Pune, August 04th , 2015: After scorching the race tracks for five seasons with Polo R Cup; Volkswagen Motorsport India is all set to kick start its brand new one make racing series the Vento Cup with the first round being held at the Kari Motor Speedway near Coimbatore. Come weekend, the 21 selected drivers will race in this new series for the very first time to prove their mettle on the track. The round 1 of the first season of Vento Cup 2015 is scheduled to take place from 07h to 09th August. The race weekend will consist of three free practice sessions, one qualifying session and two races where the selected drivers will compete for championship points. After testing the race cars for three days last month, it will be the first time that the drivers will be involved in competitive driving with their respective Vento Cup race machines. With the introduction of Vento Cup, Volkswagen Motorsport India has already raised the bar with respect to the race machines that are being made available for the budding racers. We now expect to see the same levels of dedication and performances on the circuit from our selected drivers. By providing equal performance race cars to all, we expect the racers to showcase their driving skills and nerves on the track and leap ahead of the others. I wish them all the best for the first round of the season and I am sure that they will perform to the best of their abilities, said Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India. The first round was preceded by two days of rigorous fitness camp in Bangalore in association with British Nutritions and a three-day pre-season test at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore. The fitness camp focussed on improving the drivers physical and psychological fitness and to provide them with insights on diet and exercise routines they need to follow throughout the season. The camp reiterated the benefits of staying fit and focused, before, during and after the race. The pre-season test introduced the drivers to the new Vento Cup race car and helped them familiarise with their racing tool. Driver coach Rayomand Banajee gave lessons on racing lines, braking, cornering techniques, launch control techniques, flag rules and other vital aspects of racing for the competitive season that lies ahead.
  2. 2. Volkswagen Motorsport India Press Release JK Tyre Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 Participating Drivers Sr. No First Name Last Name Age City 1 Anindith Reddy 25 Hyderabad 2 Karminder Singh 22 Delhi 3 Amit Mete 27 Aurangabad 4 Prabhanj Paruchuri 25 Hyderabad 5 Sailesh Bolisetti 26 Visakhapatnam 6 Ishan Dodhiwala 25 Hyderabad 7 Amit Patil 21 Pune 8 Rithvik Thomas 22 Bangalore 9 Pradeep Rao 26 Mumbai 10 Satyaprakash Arora 22 Pune 11 Sahil Gahuri 22 New Delhi 12 Neha Dabas 24 New Delhi 13 Ria Dabas 22 New Delhi 14 Amit Kokate 27 Pune 15 Vignesh Devarajan 30 Coimbatore 16 Parth Wadia 22 Delhi 17 Harjee Wadia 17 New Delhi 18 Chewang Lama 26 Sikkim 19 Pratik Sonawane 23 Pune 20 Raghav Sharma 22 Delhi 21 Rajeev Srivastava 21 Allahabad About Volkswagen Motorsport India: Taking ahead more than 40 years of enriching global motorsport legacy of Volkswagen, Volkswagen Motorsport India commenced operations with the Polo Cup India in 2010. The series started off with a first- ever iconic race being held at Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Balewadi in Pune, the hometown of Volkswagen in India. The vast global expertise, coupled with rich dynamic history of the Group has enabled Volkswagen Motorsport India to progress swiftly and become the best one make series in a short span of time. The Volkswagen Polo R Cup enhanced awareness as well as underlined the technological advancement and power of Volkswagen Polo in India. In 2015, Volkswagen Motorsport India shifted to Vento Cup and continued to provide a vital platform for the talented young racers to demonstrate their capabilities nationally and internationally by nurturing
  3. 3. Volkswagen Motorsport India Press Release them. In the one-make series, all participating cars are technically identical with the same performance making it possible for only the most skilled drivers to leave an impact. Successes in Indian Rallying: Under the Customer Sport Initiative, Volkswagen Motorsport India started providing teams and individuals running Volkswagen Polo rally cars in the Indian Rally Championship (IRC) with technical assistance and spares from 2013. The Volkswagen Polo ended 2013 and 2014 season by winning the 1600-cc class and grabbing numerous rally wins. Volkswagen Group India Communication Hermann Prax Head of Communication Mobile: +91-8554997356 Hermann.prax@volkswagen.co.in Adhish Alawani Communication Mobile: +91-7875557435 Adhish.alawani@volkswagen.co.in Six Degrees PR Contact: Priyank Dubey / Vaibhav Joshi Phone: +91-9769350650 / +91-9920314783 E-mail: priyankd@sixdegreespr.co.in / vaibhavj@sixdegreespr.co.in Links: www.volkswagen-motorsport.in (Public website) www.facebook.com/vwindiam (Facebook Page) www.twitter.com/vwmotorsportind (Twitter Handle)