In 2010, Volkswagen acquainted India with the Polo Cup, as a part of the JK Tire National Racing Championship. In those days, it was a first of its kind circuit racing title where young and upcoming drivers fight against one another in indistinguishable race-focused Volkswagen Polos.
Presently, Volkswagen Motorsport has rolled out a couple of improvements for the 2015 season by stopping the Polo R Cup and presenting the Vento Cup. Despite the fact that the arrangement stays like the Polo R Cup, drivers will now race in Volkswagen Vento race cars.
In view of the production version of the Vento car, these race specific cars will be powered by aa 1.4 liter TSI motor creating 177 BHP @ 6,200 rpm of max power (power to-weight proportion of more than 148 BHP/ton) and 250 Nm of peak torque between 2,000-4,500 rpm; mated to a 6-speed dual clutch semi-automatic.
The car will likewise be outfitted with all wellbeing gimmicks endorsed by the FIA, for example, a roll cage, race seat, 6-point harness, fire extinguisher and the likes. Enlistments for the Vento Cup are currently open. Drivers will be chosen through an escalated choice project, after which, they would be further prepared and readied to contend in the races.
The registrations for the drivers delection have been open since 15th January 2015 online via www.volkswagen-motorsport.in. The selection would be taking place through Go-Karting sessions conducted by Vento Cup Driver Coach Rayomand Banajee. The first round of selections for Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 is scheduled to take place today and tomorrow at the Indy Karting Track in Kharadi, Pune.
The Indian Motorsports are still far away from being called a developed area and such attempts by automobile manufacturers surely help in increasing the awareness about motorsports and creating interest for them.
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