With nine years of motorsport history in India, Volkswagen Motorsport continues to be the only OEM directly involved in motorsport in the country. Aspiring drivers from around the country and neighboring countries have been trained by our program and have gone on to race internationally.
We are actively involved in all organized motorsport activities in India, be it racing or rallying we are there. Our focus has been primarily on conducting One-make racing championships on a national level every year and 2019 will be our tenth year.
We take pride in developing and bringing international technology in the Indian motorsport scenario. Becoming one of the fastest saloon race cars, Volkswagen Ameo cup car set a benchmark for saloon racing cars in India. The car was completely developed in the Chakan motorsport facility of Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd.
This year was another benchmark year for Volkswagen Motorsport India in all its aspects. Right from a record breaking registration of 1500+ for the Ameo Cup 2018 Driver Selection to the development of another race car in the ITC category.
The developments on the customer sport front also made a buzz in the media as Volkswagen rally cars outnumbered he cars from other brands. Not just outnumbered but also on top in all rallies throughout the year.
Title: The bar is raised higher
Volkswagen Motorsport India concluded another successful season of Ameo Cup in 2018. For the finale of the season we went back to Buddh International Circuit, Delhi where the Ameo cup cars raced for the first time. It was a nail biting season where the rookie drivers were very close to the professional drivers and gave them a tough time on the race track.
Race locations: Coimbatore, Chennai, Delhi
Volkswagen Motorsport India has always brought new technology to Indian motorsport. Yet, 2017 saw the benchmark rise sharply with the Race Ameo. A unique combination of the stock Volkswagen GTI engine with the Ameo body spiced up by a raft of race spec equipment gave rise to the Race Ameo.
With 205 PS of power and electronics which are at par with any race series abroad, the Race Ameo is definitely a beast of a car.
A watershed moment in our history, as we partnered with MRF for our racing tyres. This change helped us refine our technology and car setup ensuring that we broke our own lap records at every track we visited.
The tyre development support from MRF has been the crucial part for this success. They tested multiple types of constructions and compounds before arriving at a tyre that was not only quick but also long lasting.
The Race Polo passes on the baton to the Volkswagen Race Vento
The Race Vento was the first car with a welded in roll cage, which was done in house at Volkswagen Motorsport India’s facility. Thanks to the additional chassis rigidity this offered, the car was setup perfectly for a racing enthusiast to get comfortable with the car and to quickly learn the tricks of the trade.
Winner of 2013 Polo R Cup goes on to drive in the Volkswagen Castrol Golf Cup in Poland and the Pro category champion goes on to drive in the Volkswagen Scirocco Cup in Germany.
Vento Dealers’ Cup introduced as a support race for the Volkswagen Polo R Cup.
Volkswagen Motorsport India intensifies driver development program with customized diet and fitness routines for each driver.
The finale of the Polo R Cup 2013 at the Buddh International Circuit was the first domestic motorsport event to gather more than 20,000 spectators.
Customer sport initiative was launched with Volkswagen customers participating in national racing and rallying championships.
The Vento tested for the first time in National Racing Championship in the Indian Touring Cars (ITC) Championship.
Change of heart, quite literally. Volkswagen Polo R Cup shifts to a TSI engine with DSG gearbox
Volkswagen Polo R Cup ventures into India’s only Formula One circuit, the Buddh International Circuit.
R GmbH comes in as the title sponsor of the series.
Volkswagen Motorsport India grabs major motorsport awards of the year
First Volkswagen Polo Cup India champion goes to Scirocco R-Cup, Germany
Launch of first one-make circuit racing series in India at the Delhi Auto Expo
First ever racing series running with diesel power in India
Aditya Patel drives in Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Germany as a part of our driver exchange program