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Volkswagen Scirocco shows class at Nürburgring

Monday, May 25th, 2009 Posted in 24 hour race, Volkswagen | 5 Comments »

The Volkswagen Motorsport program enjoyed more success at the Nürburgring 24 hour over the weekend with class wins for the Scirocco in the SP3T and AT categories. The #118 petrol powered Scirocco R came home in 15th outright presenting drivers Jimmy ...

VW Scirocco GT24 on the Nordschleife

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Posted in 24 hour race, Volkswagen | No Comments »

To help get you in the mood for the Nürburgring 24 hour race Volkswagen have released a couple of video clips of the Scirocco GT24 with Jimmy Johansson at the wheel lapping a closed Nürburgring Nordschleife. With the main camera ...

Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 CNG

Friday, April 17th, 2009 Posted in 24 hour race, Volkswagen | 3 Comments »

Volkswagen will be launching a five-strong Scirocco attack on the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year. Returning to defend its title is the familiar Scirocco GT24, which will hit the track with a three car team. The new kid on ...

Scirocco GT24 prepares for N24 defence

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 Posted in Motorsports, Volkswagen | No Comments »

The Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 is well underway with preparations for a return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race. Volkswagen Motorsport will be hoping for another excellent showing, which last year saw the team claim a 1-2 class victory. The team had ...

Hans-Joachim Stuck talks to AUSringers

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 Posted in BMW, Interviews, Motorsports, Porsche, Volkswagen | 12 Comments »

Hans-Joachim Stuck is a man who has a rich Nürburgring heritage. He has been racing on the Nordschleife since the late 1960s. In that time he has secured numerous victories, including three outright wins in the Nürburgring 24 hour race. ...

Golf GTI ‘R’ tested on the Nordschleife

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 Posted in Manufacturer testing, Volkswagen | 2 Comments »

Is this the new über Golf GTI 'R' being tested at the Ring? One thing is sure to be certain, it is unlikely to be a 2.0 TDI as the rear badges suggest. For one, the centre mount twin exhaust ...

Hans-Joachim Stuck prefers to drive the Nürburgring in a GTI

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 Posted in Volkswagen | No Comments »

This was the revelation contained in today's press release from Volkswagen announcing details of the production ready Mk6 Golf GTI. Hans-Joachim Stuck's full quote reads, "We always had a GTI in the family, from the first to the sixth. The Pirelli ...