Registration for 2019 Volkswagen Ameo Cup commences

Registration for 2019 Volkswagen Ameo Cup commences New Volkswagen Ameo
author image Bilal Firfiray
Friday 18 January 2019, 17:55 PM

Volkswagen Motorsports India has commenced the driver’s registration process for the 2019 season of the Ameo Cup.

This is the 10th edition of Volkswagen Motorsport India’s touring race car series and the third edition of the Ameo Cup Series. The registered candidates will be put through a special selection round at the Indi Karting Track, in Pune. The last date for registration is 3 February 2018. Volkswagen’s one-make championship is a part of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship. As was the case last year, the 2019 season too will be held across all the racetracks in the country, namely - the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai, Kari Motor Speedway of Coimbatore and the nation’s only F1 racetrack, the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

Last season, the Ameo Cup witnessed 20 drivers participate in the grid including two female drivers. The 2018 season of the Ameo Cup spanned over 10 races over across race weekends extending over five months. The Ameo Race Car packs in a 1.8-litre turbocharged powerplant from the GTI. The screaming four-banger produces 205bhp at 6100 rpm and 320Nm between 3200-4600rpm. That is way beyond the standard GTI. The engine is mated to a 3MO sourced six-speed sequential gearbox with steering-mounted paddle shifters. We had driven the actual race car last year and you can read all about it over here.

Commenting on the advent of the new season, 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.”

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