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APR Volkswagen Racing Cup 2013 Welcome Introduction to the Championship

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APR Volkswagen Racing Cup 2013

Welcome▶ Introduction to the

Championship

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WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

The Volkswagen Racing Cup is the longest-running, best supported manufacturer-backed saloon car championship in the UK.

And it’s no wonder. With strong grids, a great calendar, close racing and an exciting and varied range of cars competing, drivers, fans and sponsors alike all get a lot from the Volkswagen Racing Cup.

Many of our drivers have stayed with us for many years; others have progressed to Touring Cars, Carrera Cup, GTs and other higher formulae.

For 2013 the winning format continues. We are expecting full grids, so encourage all interested drivers to get their registration and race entries in quickly!

But, for us, it’s about enjoying our cars, our racing and the friends we make first and foremost.

We hope you will join us in 2013.

Please note that all details, dates and information given in this brochure are correct at the time of writing but are all liable to change before the start of the Championship.

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HISTORY OF VOLKSWAGEN RACING UK

► British Rally Championship and selected WRC from 1997

► Rally Golf 3 and 4 S2000, Polo S1600, Polo Challenge Group N

► British Rally Championship title

► In 2002, with rallying losing its popularity in the UK, we moved to circuit racing

► The Volkswagen Racing Cup was formed and has grown since then

► Now the UK’s most successful, longest-running manufacturer-backed race series

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WHAT IS THE VOLKSWAGEN RACING CUP?

▶ The UK’s most successful saloon-racing championship▶ Unique format for all modern Volkswagens to race together in one class▶ F3/GT support package▶ Great promotional package – including Channel 4 coverage▶ Stable regulations and format for 12 years

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WHAT CARS CAN RACE?▶ Open to ALL modern Volkswagen performance derivatives, in a single class▶ This is not a one-make, single specification control class▶ Performance balanced by power to weight calculations▶ MSA safety regs apply, and Volkswagen Racing Championship regs allow some freedom for teams/drivers▶ We expect high-standards of car presentation – modern, good-looking cars are very important to us

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WHAT THE REGS ALLOW

▶ Stable regs year on year for past decade▶ You can be confident of the value of your car▶ Power to weight bands from 180-280bhp with

corresponding minimum weights▶ No expensive ‘control’ parts▶ Suspension, braking and wheels free, provided

standard mounting points remain▶ We police the Championship thoroughly, with

regular power testing▶ New for 2013 – mandatory DL1 data loggers to help

ensure power equality

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Spa Francorchamp

Oulton Par

Brands Hatch GP

CALENDAR

▶ The best calendar, the best circuits▶ F3/GT support for all UK rounds▶ Long circuits used – GP configurations▶ Spa Francorchamps▶ 7 double-header events

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PROVISIONAL CALENDAR

Spa Francorchamp

Oulton Par

Brands Hatch GPDate Circuit Event

1 April Oulton Park F3/GT

6 May Rockingham ISS Long F3/GT

26 May Silverstone GP F3/GT

16 June Snetterton '300’ F3/GT

13 July Spa Francorchamps RACB

11 August Brands Hatch GP F3/GT

6 October Donington GP F3/GT

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PRIZE DRIVE

▶ 2013 Champion will again receive an amazing prize

▶ Fully-expensed drive in the Scirocco R Cup, at the last round of their Championship, alongside the DTM finale

▶ All costs will be fully covered apart from your travel to and from Hockenheim

2012 Champion James WalkerHockenheim, October 2012

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PADDOCK CLUB

▶ Strong paddock presence▶ High quality Hospitality service▶ Large Race Centre for all to use▶ Open to Sponsors, Drivers, Teams, and

their families and friends▶ Only saloon-car support to British GT/F3

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TELEVISION COVERAGE

▶ Every round 2013 on Channel 4 (subject to final confirmation & schedules)

▶ Every round 2013 on Motors TV▶ Our own 30 minute programme

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Motorsport News, August 2012Tom Onslow Cole, BTCC driver

PRESS COVERAGE

▶ Dedicated Press Officer, Nick Carter▶ Championship Photographer, free images for all drivers▶ Championship Website▶ Good motorsport press coverage

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For 2013, Volkswagen Racing will be holding two trackday events, one in mid-season and one after the racing has finished for the year.

You are invited to attend, bring your staff, customers or any other invitees to join us on track!

Not only are these for us to thank the Championship’s sponsors and partners, but also all drivers are welcome to take part themselves with their race.

‘FRIENDS AND FAMILY’ TRACKDAYS

▶ End of year trackday▶ VWR Hospitality will be set up in garage▶ Bring your sponsors, friends, family to say thanks!▶ Note, the charge for tracktime will be payable direct to the

trackday organisers

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SPECTATOR APPEAL

Venue Typical Reported Attendance

Oulton Park 19,000Rockingham 4,500Spa Francorchamps 58,000Snetterton 15,000Brands Hatch 19,000Donington Park 15,500Silverstone GP 10,500

Spectator demographics supplied from Sports Marketing survey based on research at F3/GT package. Key findings:

► Spectators travel long distances to watch

over 50 miles 40%

► Male dominated Male 81%► Young profile Under 35 42%► Had a great day ‘Enjoyed Day‘ 96%

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Volkswagen Racing hosts an Awards Dinner for competitors (teams and drivers) at which the season is celebrated and winners receive their awards for the championship.

The dinner is an informal evening which gives the whole Championship the chance to celebrate success together.

AWARDS DINNER

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MOTORSPORT PARTS. TEAMWEAR RANGE.

▶ Range of Motorsport and Performance Parts Upgrades for your track/race cars

▶ Full range of high-quality Volkswagen Racing clothing and merchandise – can be overbranded with your team

and sponsor logos

▶ Offered at discounted prices for competitors

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TEAMWEAR RANGE

▶ A full range of Volkswagen Racing Teamwear▶ Offered at special rates to drivers and teams▶ All can be overbranded with your team or sponsors▶ All sizes held in stock at Volkswagen Racing

▶ Coats and Bodywarmers▶ Soft-shell jackets▶ Sweaters and Hoodies▶ Caps▶ T-shirts and Polo shirts…and more.

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MOTORSPORT PARTS

▶ A full range of Volkswagen Racing Motorsport Parts for your race car preparation▶ Offered at special rates to drivers and teams▶ Good range of spares held by Volkswagen Racing for last-minute replacements

▶ Intakes▶ Wheels▶ Brake Upgrades▶ Engine Mounts▶ Suspension Kits▶ Exhaust systems from Milltek Sport at heavily reduced competitor prices

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GETTING STARTED

► You will need a Race National B licence► Get a ‘Go Racing’ pack from MSA► Complete ARDS test► Medical

► For Spa, you will need to upgrade to National A► You will need to be a Racing Member of the BRSCC► Decide if you will build a car, buy a car or hire a car –

see teams section► You must register with Volkswagen Racing for 2013► Entries payable full year, or race-by-race

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COSTS

► Entry Fees are between £525 and £600 per double-header round (to be confirmed)► One-off Registration Fee of £750 plus VAT► Tyre are Hankook slick and wet. Cost per tyre is £209 plus VAT. Many budget for two new per weekend.► Car and Team costs – from full ‘arrive and drive’ to self-run, these costs will depend on your approach► Travel – fuel for tow-vehicle, hotel, food for team► Fuel – race car fuel to cover your testing, qualifying and two twenty minute races per weekend► Damage and mechanical – hard to predict!► Very roughly – most drivers spend £30k plus per year to race seriously in the Volkswagen Racing Cup

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WHAT DOES REGISTRATION FEE COVER?A

► Television coverage of the championship

► Dedicated press officer and media service

► Professional images and photography service

► Website providing information about the championship and free advert area

► Use of the Paddock Club; dedicated race and hospitality centre

► Dedicated championship Scrutineer

► Log book for registered cars

► Permanent Clerk of the Course

► Full tyre fitting and supply service on event from Hankook

► Championship Management

► Technical and parts support

► Pre-season power test

► Car livery set

► An item of team clothing from the Volkswagen Racing Range

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GETTING A CAR

There are three options to get your race car:

Option 1 – Build your own▶ Do the work yourself, or commission a team▶ Your choice of car, specification, built to your requirements▶ Can be an expensive route!

Option 2 – Buy a second-hand car▶ Second-hand cars usually represent good value▶ Range of cars always for sale on our website:

www.vw-cup.co.uk/forsale.htm▶ But – as with any car purchase, be careful about condition and

history

Option 3 – Rent a car on an ‘Arrive and Drive’ basis▶ Professional teams will take the pressure off you for organisation,

and technical problems.▶ Good option for either a racing novice or an experienced racer!

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‘Arrive and Drive’ is the perfect format that suits the many drivers who do not have either the time, facilities or technical expertise to run a racing car to the standard demanded by a modern race championships such as Volkswagen Racing Cup.  

There are a number of our professional teams who provide an arrive and drive service dedicated to the Cup, with a range of competitive, professionally‐prepared Volkswagens.  Guest drivers in our Championship over the past couple of years have been as varied as Touring Car drivers, absolute racing novices and well‐known journalists, but all taking part with the principle aim of enjoyment of the event.

Our teams seek to provide coaching and driver development to allow drivers to get the most out of their time behind the wheel.  In short, it’s a great way to have an enjoyable season’s racing, make valuable contacts and friendships in the racing world, and to develop your driving talents without the time and capital outlay of doing it by yourself.

‘Arrive and Drive’ is the perfect format that suits the many drivers who do not have either the time, facilities or technical expertise to run a racing car to the standard demanded by a modern race championships such as Volkswagen Racing Cup.

There are a number of our professional teams listed on the next page who provide an arrive and drive service dedicated to the Cup, with a range of competitive, professionally-prepared Volkswagens. Guest drivers in our Championship over the past couple of years have been as varied as Touring Car drivers, absolute racing novices and well-known journalists, but all taking part with the principle aim of enjoyment of the event.

ARRIVE AND DRIVE

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CONTACTS –THE TEAMS

KPM RacingContact: Kevin PoolePhone: 01327 358645E-mail: [email protected]

SlidesportsContact: Mark Jenkins Phone: 01889 270790E-mail: [email protected]

Zest MotorsportContact: Malcolm ClelandPhone: 07885 679183E-mail: [email protected]

Team HARDContact: Gary AllenPhone: 01322 278904E-mail: [email protected]

Coastal RacingE-mail: [email protected]: 07769 731918 or 01524 844877www.coastalracing.co.uk

AWM MotorsportContact: Aaron MasonPhone: 07799 840219E-mail [email protected]

Birds MotorsportContact: Chris LevettPhone: 07770 992652E-mail: [email protected]: Nick BeaumontPhone: 07971 281332E-mail: [email protected]

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Clerk of the Course

David PierreTel: 07889 [email protected]

MSA Eligibility Scrutineer

Ian BillettTel: 07966 [email protected]

Media Officer

Nick CarterTel: 01530 [email protected]

Championship Manager

Matt WalkerTel: 07967 550521Tel: 08456 [email protected]

Championship Administrator

Eve BlakeTel: 08456 [email protected]

CONTACTS

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Address

Volkswagen Racing UK4 Quatro ParkTanners DriveBlakelandsMilton KeynesMK14 5BP

Telephone: 08456 805088

Fax: 01908 210044

Email: [email protected]

Websites

The Championship site: www.vw-cup.co.uk

The home site for Volkswagen Racing UK: www.volkswagenracing.co.uk

CONTACTS

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Volkswagen Racing UK4 Quatro ParkTanners DriveMilton KeynesMK14 5BPUnited Kingdom

[email protected]

08456 805088

THANK YOU.