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16 April 2014

New “Scirocco R-Cup” racing series launched in partnership with Gazprom Germania

German car manufacturer Volkswagen announced a new round of regular series of car races for “Scirocco R-Cup” award for natural gas driven autos. Gazprom Germania enjoys the status of an exclusive fuel supplier for the racing series which will take place on the racing circuits in Germany, Austria and Russia.

The Volkswagen Scirocco 285 hp racecars running on Russian gas as engine fuel are participating in the competitions.

“Natural gas has enormous potential as a means of using motor vehicles in an energy-efficient, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly manner. The Scirocco R-Cup shows that high performance, eco-friendliness, and high emotions are not mutually exclusive. We look forward to an exciting racing series and value our partnership with Volkswagen”, says Vyacheslav Krupenkov, Senior Managing Director of Gazprom Germania GmbH.

“Scirocco R-Cup” racing series has been held since 2010 and enjoys popularity not only with professional racers but common fans of motorsport as well. Volkswagen and Gazprom Germania cooperate on the “Scirocco R-Cup” project for the second consecutive year. In 2013 more than 200.000 motorsport fans visited the races.

Presently, natural gas as a motor fuel enjoys rapidly growing interest worldwide. “Scirocco R-Cup” proves that natural gas driven cars can be not only environmentally-friendly and efficient, but also ‘good-looking’ and really fast.

The schedule of 2014 racing series

Date

Race track

Sat/Sun

Remarks

 03./04.05.2014 

 Hockenheim (D) 

XX

 Opening ceremony 

 17./18.05.2014 

 Oschersleben (D) 

XX

 

 29.06.2014 

 Norisring (D) 

X

 

 13.07.2014 

 Moscow (RU) 

X

 Show race 

 02./03.08.2014 

 Spielberg (AT) 

XX

 

 16./17.08.2014 

 Nürburgring (D) 

XX

 

 23./24.09.2014 

 Oschersleben (D) 

XX

 Test Days 

 19.10.2014 

 Hockenheim (D) 

X

 Final 

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