Volkswagen Motorsport India has announced the commencement of registrations for Drivers’ Selection for the 10th edition of the Volkswagen Motorsport India’s touring race car series and the third edition of the Ameo Cup Series. The selection round of this edition will be held at the Indi Karting Track in Kharadi, Pune.
The drivers will be selected based on their performance in the karting sessions. These drivers will be judged on their overall driving skills which will include consistency in performance, understanding of racing lines, lap times, driving attitude and verstality. The last date to register for the 2019 Ameo Cup is 3rd February, 2019.
The races will take place on all three circuits in India including MMRT in Chennai, Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore and India’s only F1 racetrack, Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. It is to be hosted as part of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship.
Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “2019 is a special year for Volkswagen Motorsport in India. We are entering our 10th year and looking back, I feel a sense of pride in the journey that we have covered be it in terms of the progress we have made in infrastructure to the work we have done in raising awareness about motorsport in the country and supporting amateur and seasoned talent alike. We have had some great races last season and I look forward to another year of superb talent and racing season.”
The Ameo Cup Car is developed solely by Volkswagen Motorsport in India. It is powered by a 1.8-litre TSI engine mated to a racing gearbox. The Ameo Cup racecar has been the fastest car rolled out of the Volkswagen Motorsport India workshop. The format of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup will have a grid of around 20 equally prepared machines and 10 races scheduled across the year.