Pune: Volkswagen Motorsports India on Saturday launched Drivers’ Registration process for the 9th edition of the premium one-make series, Ameo Cup, which this year will be held across three venues-- Madras Motor Race Track in Sriperumbudur, Kari Motor Speedway near Coimbatore and India’s only F1 racetrack, the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
As in the last season, the Ameo Cup will be hosted as part of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship. The format of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018 will remain the same as the recently concluded Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017 series that provided young racing talent in India a platform to display and nurture their racing skills.
In total, the Ameo Cup 2017 saw participation from over 20 different drivers from different parts of the country and some from global racing fraternity.
The drivers applying for the 2018 season will be put through special Drivers’ Selection round to be held at the Indi Karting Track in Kharadi, Pune on January 27 and 28.
“Volkswagen Ameo Cup is a one of a kind professional track racing series for amateurs and aspiring racing drivers. Currently in its 9th year, Volkswagen has stayed committed in its efforts to promote Motorsport in India and will continue to do so going forward,” said Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India.
All interested and budding racers may fill out the registration form available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp-FPoNOnnstQDmwM3hSJXO239wTwz... before January 21.
Volkswagen Motorsport India factfile
Volkswagen Motorsport India commenced operations with the Polo Cup India in 2010. The series started off with a first-ever iconic race being held at Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Balewadi in Pune, the hometown of Volkswagen in India.
In 2015, Volkswagen Motorsport India shifted to Vento Cup and continued to provide a vital platform for the talented young racers to demonstrate their capabilities nationally and internationally by nurturing them.
Successes in Indian Rallying: Under the Customer Sport Initiative, Volkswagen Motorsport India started providing teams and individuals running Volkswagen Polo rally cars in the Indian Rally Championship (IRC) with technical assistance and spares from 2013.
The Volkswagen Polo won the 2013 and 2014 season in the 1600-cc class.