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New era for Volkswagen Motorsport SA


For two decades the Engen Volkswagen Cup has been Volkswagen's focus in circuit racing. This changes dramatically from 2016.Volkswagen SA will add the GTC (Global Touring Cars) championship to their circuit racing involvement

Volkswagen Motorsport will continue with Engen Volkswagen Cup and the very successful relationship with Engen that has existed since the start of the series. 

Gugu Zulu and Graeme Nathan will compete for Volkswagen Motorsport in the Volkswagen Jetta GTC cars while Mathew Hodges and Mandla Mdakane will pilot the Volkswagen Golf GTIs. Both the Jetta and Golf GTI will make use of Volkswagen's 2.0 turbocharged engine for competition in the series.

 Each of the racers have a history with Volkswagen Motorsport, with Zulu most recently competing in national rallies, Nathan being a national championship winner and a regular in the Volkswagen GTI for circuit racing, Hodges a national Engen Volkswagen Cup champion and Mdakane also a previous Engen Volkswagen Cup racer.

 For the first time, Engen Volkswagen Cup racing will have a Volkswagen Motorsport-backed entry. Here Kuda Vazhure will compete with both VW Motorsport backing and support from the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile).

With decades of motorsport involvement in South Africa, Volkswagen Motorsport could fill an entire starting grid with talented racers, capable of fighting for a championship title.

 The Engen Volkswagen Cup championship starts at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, March 19, and the GTC championship will get underway at Scribante on Saturday, June 4.


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