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2015 Volkswagen Vento Cup selections on February 14 and 15

10 Feb 2015 / 0

The first round of selections for the premier edition of the Volkswagen Vento Cup will take place on February 14 and 15, 2015 in Pune. And if you’re worried about the fact that you might have missed the selection process, well there’s hope yet because registrations are still open on www.volkswagen-motorsport.in, which means you still might just have a shot at making it through to the first round of selections.

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The selection process for the drivers will be held via a series of go-karting sessions conducted by Vento Cup driver coach and multiple national racing and karting champion Rayomand Banajee. Drivers who make it to the selection process will have to pay an amount of Rs 5000, along with a refundable deposit for damage costs. The drivers will be briefed through the selection process by Banajee, with an aim to teach them as much as possible and enable them to better their skills in a short period of time. The criteria for judging them will be – overall skill, consistency, understanding of racing lines, speed, lap times and acceptance for learning.

The second round of driver selection will be held between February 28 and March 1, 2015. The drivers selected from each of these rounds will then comprise the combined grid of drivers who will compete in the 2015 Volkswagen Vento Cup.

Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, commented, “This year, we are shifting our selection process to karting which is the grass-root level of driving cars. It brings out the raw skills of the drivers and helps us in identifying the real talent.” He further added, “We have already upped the game with the Vento racecar this year and we expect to churn out some more champions through our Vento Cup programme this year.”

Volkswagen Vento Cup Drivers’ Selection: First Round to be held on 14th-15th February 2015 in Pune

Drivers’ Selection for Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 will kick-off through Go-karting rounds in Pune at Indy Karting Track on the 14th and 15th February 2015
Drivers’ registrations for Volkswagen Vento Cup are open at www.volkswagen-motorsport.in

Pune, February 10, 2015 – Volkswagen Motorsport India recently announced the Vento Cup 2015 – a premium one-make touring car racing series. The series will serve the purpose of providing young racing talents a platform for showcasing and cultivating their skills. The drivers competing in this series will be selected through special Drivers’ Selection rounds to be held in Pune.

The registrations for the Drivers Selection have been open since 15th January 2015 online via www.volkswagen-motorsport.in. The selection would be taking place through Go-Karting sessions conducted by Vento Cup Driver Coach Rayomand Banajee. The first round of selections for Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 is scheduled to take place on the 14th and 15th February 2015 at the Indy Karting Track in Kharadi, Pune.

Drivers appearing for the selection round will have a nominal fee of Rs. 5000 along with a refundable deposit for damage costs. The drivers will be briefed by Driver Coach through the day and between sessions. Final selection would be done on the basis of the overall skills covering consistency, understanding of racing lines, speed, lap times and acceptance for learning.

The second round of Drivers’ Selection would be conducted on 28th February and 1st March 2015. The combined group of selected drivers will compete in the Volkswagen Vento Cup 2015 which will commence later this year and will be conducted at different racing circuits.

Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, commented “This year, we are shifting our selection process to karting which is the grass-root level of driving cars. It brings out the raw skills of the drivers and helps us in identifying the real talent.” He further added, “We have already upped the game with the Vento race car this year and we expect to churn out some more champions through our Vento Cup programme this year.”


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