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Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018

Volkswagen Motorsport enters its 9th year in India. With the Ameo made especially for India in India, we introduced the Ameo Cup in 2017. As part of the championship twenty drivers will compete for the top honors while being coached throughout the season.

The goal for us is to groom India’s next international racing star. Being a ‘One-Make-Championship’ all participating cars are technically identical with the same performance specifications making it possible for only the most skilled drivers to leave an impact. This ensures parity of all the cars and allows the driver’s skill to shine through. The Race Ameo is the most advanced cup car from Volkswagen in terms of electronics, chassis and powertrain, which puts it on par with many international race cars. The Race Ameo gives the drivers a better platform to hone their skills and take the right steps towards an international racing career. The renowned car racing series has been able to put a lot of emerging talent on the global map by training and exposing the young drivers with the latest technological advancements for higher racing categories.

The race program comprises of four race weekends at the three race tracks across India- Coimbatore, Chennai and Delhi. The winner of our championship is given an opportunity to show case his or her talent in a higher level formula series in India, and internationally through our driver exchange program.

The added benefit of our motorsport program is that it helps to showcase the qualities that set Volkswagen cars apart. Motorsport not only demonstrates our build quality, reliability, safety and excellent driving dynamics but it is also a platform we use to improve our cars.

Over the last eight years, Volkswagen Motorsport India has become the benchmark for quality and reliability of cars and the training that it imparts to young drivers in India.

Volkswagen Motorsport India Calendar 2018
 
 
Date
Event
Venue
20 - 24 June
Ameo Cup Round 1
Coimbatore
20 - 22 July
Ameo Cup Round 2
Chennai
17 - 19 August
Ameo Cup Round 3
Chennai
5 - 7 October
Ameo Cup Round 4
Greater Noida

Round 1

It’s a flag off to the most awaited Ameo Cup 2018! Kari Motor Speedway at Coimbatore witnessed sheer brilliance of the Ameo Cup car, modified to stand the tests of race circuits.

The 9th edition of Volkswagen Motorsports beings!

Round 2

After an amazing round 1, the Ameo Cup car was in Chennai for round 2. The audience felt the heat at the Madras Motor Race Track. It was a feast to watch the Ameo Cup cars make quick bends on this exciting race circuit.

Driver Profiles

  • Dr. Amjad Khan

    Age: 36 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Hyderabad
    Occupation: Entrepreneur
    Hobbies: Motorsports, playing football and travelling
    Motorsport Idol: Michael Schumacher
    Professional aim: To excel in whatever I do
    Past motorsport experience:
    Drag champion for holding fastest quarter mile
    Trained and driven on international circuits

  • Anuranjan V

    Age: 21 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Chennai
    Occupation: Student
    Hobbies: Gaming, travelling and listening to music
    Motorsport idol: Lewis Hamilton
    Professional aim: To win the Ameo Cup 2018 Junior championship & promote motorsport in India
    Past motorsport experience:
    Participated in track days
    Participated in karting

  • Shivani Pruthvi

    Age: 20 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Davanagere
    Occupation: Medical student
    Hobbies: Playing basketball
    Motorsport idol: My Father; Mr. B.S. Pruthvi
    Professional aim:
    To win the Ameo Cup 2018 Junior championship
    To stay in the field of motorsports for as long as possible and to get as many podiums as possible
    Past motorsport experience:
    Participated in few auto cross and TSD rallies
    Sector winner of times women’s drive, Bangalore
    Category winner of Mahindra monsoon challenge ladies
    Second runners up in ‘Divas on wheels’

  • Jay S. Sanghrajka

    Age: 21 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    City/country: Mumbai
    Occupation: Engineering Student
    Hobbies: Driving, designing and manufacturing race cars and collecting currency
    Motorsport idol: Niki Lauda, Fernando Alonso
    Professional aim: To head my own motorsport team
    Past motorsport experience:
    Participated in student design and kart racing competitions such as Go-kart design challenge
    Participated in National kart racing championship and Indian karting championship

  • Saurav Bandyopadhyay

    Age: 28 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Thane
    Occupation: Business
    Hobbies: Karate
    Motorsport idol: Lewis Hamilton
    Professional aim: World TCR cup
    Past motorsport experience:
    Participated in National karting - Rotax
    Participated in Asian karting - Rotax
    Participated in Volkswagen Polo cup 2010
    Participated in Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2011, 2012
    Participated in Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017

  • Renuka G

    Age: 29 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Bangalore
    Occupation: Working as Quality Analyst
    Hobbies: Watching movies, dancing, enjoying all sports, gardening and riding bike
    Motorsport idol: Narain Karthikeyan, Fernando Alonso and Valentino Rossi
    Professional aim: To achieve best in class and reach heights in racing
    Past motorsport experience: National bike racer

  • Pratik Sonawane

    Age: 25 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Pune
    Occupation: Self-employed
    Hobbies: Driving, listening to music and travelling
    Motorsport Idol: Sebastian Vettel
    Professional aim: To become an established professional race car driver
    Past motorsport experience:
    Participated in Indi karting series
    Participated in Volkswagen Vento cup 2015

  • Arefeen Raafi Ahmed

    Age: 27 years old
    Nationality: Bangladeshi
    Current City: Dhaka
    Occupation: Business
    Hobbies: Motorsports, off-roading, flying and playing drums
    Motorsport idol: Niki Lauda
    Professional aim: To become successful in every field I enter into
    Past motorsport experience:
    Participated in Drag racing in ‘Western Sydney International Dragway’ in 2010
    Participated in Drag racing in ‘Eastern Creek Raceway’ in 2011
    Participated in Bangladesh rally cross championship in 2015
    Group champion in Bangladesh rally cross championship in 2016

  • Dhruv Mohite

    Age: 20 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Kolhapur
    Occupation: Student
    Hobbies: Adventure sports, off-roading and a few other variations in motorsports
    Motorsport idol: Aryton Senna
    Professional aim: To win the Ameo cup 2018 Championship
    Past motorsport experience:
    National and international karting for 12 years.
    Formula racing for 3 years
    Second runner-up champion in Ameo cup 2017.

  • Avik Anwar

    Age: 31 years old
    Nationality: Bangladeshi
    Current City: Dhaka
    Occupation: Automotive show anchor
    Hobbies: Collecting rare cars
    Motorsport Idol: Fernando Alonso
    Professional aim: To participate in LeMans
    Past Motorsport Experience:
    3 times Rally cross winner of Bangladesh
    Participated in Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017

  • Siddesh Mashelkar

    Age: 27 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    City/country: Pernem
    Occupation: Business
    Hobbies: Anything related to cars and bikes, travelling, shopping and eating
    Motorsport idol: James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Sebastian Vettel, Valentino Rossi & Marc Marquez.
    Professional aim: To participate in every format and type of 4-wheeler motorsports available in India & to promote motorsports
    Past motorsport experience: Participated in drag racing

  • Manoj Yanamadala

    Age: 26 years old
    Nationality- Indian
    Current City: Hyderabad
    Occupation: Business
    Hobbies: Racing and skating
    Motorsport idol: Ayrton Senna
    Professional aim: To become a racer
    Past motorsport experience: Novice

  • Affan Sadat Safwan Islam

    Age: 22 years old
    Nationality: Bangladeshi
    Current City: Chittagong
    Occupation- Student
    Hobbies- Simulation racing and track days
    Motorsport idol- Ayrton Senna
    Professional aim- To become a successful GT3 driver
    Past motorsport experience-
    Novice champion in 3 rd. rally cross championship, Dhaka Bangladesh
    Junior runner up in Ameo cup 2017
    Single podium in last round of Ameo cup 2017
    Participated in Vento cup 2016

  • Siddharth Mehdiratta

    Age: 25 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Lucknow
    Occupation: Distribution business intern/training at Beekay
    Hobbies: Listening to music, racing, playing tennis and photography
    Motorsport idol: Sebastian Vettel
    Professional aim: To race in Le Mans, to be a part of GT racing or WEC
    Past motorsport experience: Participated in simulator racing

  • Shubhomoy Ball

    Age: 22 years old
    Nationality - Indian
    Current City: Bengaluru
    occupation - Student
    hobbies - Simulator racing and photography
    motorsport idol - Matias Ekström, Ronnie Quintarelli and René Rast
    professional aim – To race in WEC/DTM/Super GT
    Past motorsport experience - Novice

  • Akshay Bhivshet

    Age: 25 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    City/country: Goa/India
    Occupation: Entrepreneur
    Hobbies: Bike riding, traveling and working out
    Motorsport idol: Ayrton Senna
    Professional aim: To be a development driver
    Past motorsport experience: Novice

  • Jeet Jhabakh

    Age: 25 years old
    Nationality - Indian
    Current City: Hyderabad
    Occupation: Entrepreneur
    hobbies: Playing football, gaming and travelling
    Motorsport idol: Michael Schumacher
    Professional aim: To race for an Indian Formula 1 team
    Past motorsport experience: Junior champion Volkswagen Vento Cup 2016
    Participated in Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017

  • Ayush Tainwala

    Age: 28 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Mumbai
    Occupation: Entrepreneur
    Hobbies: Trekking, racing and collecting performance cars
    Motorsport idol: Michael Schumacher
    Professional aim: To win F1 constructors championship
    Past Motorsport experience: Novice

  • Anmol Singh

    Age: 22 years old
    Nationality: Indian
    Current City: Ghaziabad
    Occupation: Self employed
    Hobbies: Racing, gaming and listening to music
    Motorsport idol: Kimi Raikkonen
    Professional aim: To win the Ameo Cup championship
    Past Motorsport experience: Nissan GT Academy National finalist in 2015
    Participated in MRF Challenge Vento race in 2016
    Junior champion Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017

Engine
 
Type 
Turbocharged inline 4 cylinder 
Fuel Supply System 
Direct injection 
Displacement 
1798 cc 
Bore and Stroke 
82.5 mm x 84.1 mm 
Maximum Power 
205 PS @ 6100 rpm 
Maximum Torque 
320 Nm @ 3200-4600 rpm 
Exhaust 
Racing exhaust 
Fuel 
Petrol 97 octane
Fuel Tank 
45 liters 
Power Transmission
 
Traction 
Front wheel drive 
Gearbox 
6-speed sequential 
Differential 
Limited slip differential 
Clutch 
Sachs racing clutch 
Gearbox Control 
Paddle shift on steering wheel with electro-magnetic actuator 
Suspension and Brakes
 
Front Suspension 
McPherson Strut / 2-way adjustable KW dampers / modified kinematics 
Front Stabilizer 
20 mm diameter / 3 position adjustable 
Rear Suspension 
Torsional beam axle / 2-way adjustable KW dampers / modified kinematics
Rear Stabilizer 
Brake 
Racing ABS 
Front Brakes 
334 mm ventilated discs with uprated calipers 
Rear Brakes 
232 mm discs with uprated calipers
Steering System 
Electric power steering with racing software 
Rims 
7.5J x 17’’ 
Tires 
MRF 200/605-R17 
Electronics
 
ECU Engine 
Motec M142 engine management 
Data Acquisition 
Motec C125 colour dash display with 120 MB data logging 
Power Control 
Motec PDM 30 with battery isolator 
Chassis
 
Weight 
1150 Kg 
Length / Width / Height 
3,995 mm / 1,682 mm / 1,483 mm 
Wheelbase 
2,465 mm 
Track Width -Front/Rear 
1,460 mm / 1,430 mm 
Safety Equipment
 
Roll Cage 
Comprehensive 8 point roll cage – FMSCI certified 
FIA Certified 
OMP – seats, 6 point racing seatbelts & driver gear 
Active Safety 
On board fire extinguisher – FIA regulated