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APR Volkswagen Racing Cup 2013
Launched in 2000, (and celebrating it’s thirteenth anniversary this year), the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup is widely regarded as the most exciting saloon car championship in the UK and for 2013 it remains the sole saloon support race in the prestigious British Formula 3/British GT Championship package.
We are expecting 2013 to be the most successful year in the Championship’s history, with new cars, new teams and new drivers joining us. We expect to have full grids all year, making the Volkswagen Racing Cup by far the most successful manufacturer-backed race championship in the UK.
What makes the Volkswagen Racing Cup unique? Instead of being a ‘one-make’ championship where all the cars are indentical, we encourage as much variety of Volkswagens as possible, all racing together.
So, open to any model of racing Volkswagen, the Cup has attracted drivers of the Scirocco R, Beetle RSi, Golf GTIs, R and R32s of every generation, Jetta, Scirocco, Polo, Lupo and Bora models.
Engine usage has been as varied as car choice, with turbocharged and even turbodiesel power joining the established four and six cylinder engines. This variety of machinery, representing Volkswagens of all ages, has made for one of the most colourful and diverse grids in motorsport, and is always a real hit with spectators.
The innovative regulations put all cars into a single class based on power to weight ratios. The idea of a lightweight Polo GTI challenging a powerful V6 Beetle and a torquey Golf GTI for overall victory is a real experience for drivers, teams and spectators alike.
The double-header race format of the racing features seven weekends in the UK and Europe. For 2013, we will again be repeating our visit to the legendary Spa Franocrchamps Grand Prix circuit in Belgium.
As one of the most valuable prizes in British motorsport, our Championship leader will be invited as a guest of our friends in Volkswagen Motorsport, Germany for a fully expenses-paid prize drive in the final round of the Scirocco R Cup at Hockenheim at the DTM finals.
High standards of driving and presentation befitting a championship with manufacturer backing and television coverage are expected of all participating drivers and teams. But above all, the Volkswagen Racing Cup remains a friendly championship where team spirit and camaraderie in the paddock count for more than on-track heroics.
For more information about races and events visit our dedicated Championship website. There is information on how to get started, about the teams who offer ‘Arrive and Drive’, information on cars for sale, plus of course all the details you may ever want to know!
We hope you’ll join us at a round or two in 2013!