Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015

Volkswagen Motorsport India entered the Indian racing scenario back in 2010 as a part of the famed JK Tyre National Racing Championship with the first one-make series of touring cars – the Polo Cup. After five years of nurturing young and talented racing drivers in India and promoting them to the next level of racing, Volkswagen Motorsport India are making a shift to a Vento Cup commencing from the competitive season of 2015.

Based on the same lines as that of Polo R Cup, Vento Cup will serve as a one-make series with equally prepared cars being given to selected racing drivers for the entire season. The racing competition would thus boil down to drivers’ skills where they would have to defeat the others in equally paced machines. Drivers for the Vento Cup 2015 would be selected through an intensive selection programme, the registrations for which are open from today. Once the drivers are selected, they will be trained further and would be prepared to compete in races that will be conducted as a part of the 18th JK Tyre Racing Championship.

The Vento Cup race cars that will be prepared by Volkswagen Motorsport India for the drivers will be based on the Volkswagen Vento production cars. These cars will have higher performance derived from a 1.4-litre TSI engine mated with a six-speed DSG gearbox producing maximum power of 180 PS and maximum torque of 250 Nm. The cars will be equipped with all the safety features as prescribed by FIA such as roll-cage, racing seat, six-point harness, fire extinguisher etc.