Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida is the venue for one of the biggest motoring events to be held in the country. Roaring engines whave returned to BIC this weekend as Sidvin Festival of Speed gets underway at the 5.125 km track on December 1st and 2nd 2012. This mega racing event will see a total of 14 races in two days which will also include the 2012 Volkswagen Polo R Cup finale, JK Racing Asia Series and second round of MRF F2000 Challenge 2012.
Finals of JK National Racing Championship including LGB Formula 4, Indian Touring Cars and Junior Touring Cars will also be held. An outstanding feature that will be seen for the first time at one venue is the coming together of two rival tyre manufacturers MRF and JK Tyres who are to be seen at this mega event. JK Racing Asia series will have Formula BMW cars while Formula 2000 will be powered by Renault engines in the MRF Challenge.
There will also be the 180 bhp Polo R Cup cars in the Volkswagen Series that will end on a high note for the year. BIC has even given organizers access to the prestigious circuit, which has capacity to accommodate a high number of spectators. 125 racers from both India, and elsewhere will meet at the BIC to display their racing talent and participate in this 2 day and 14 race extravaganza.
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- · Volkswagen Polo R Cup finale, part of Sidvin Festival of Speed, one of the biggest motorsports event in the country
- · The championship still open with 120 points on offer in the last round
Polo R Cup has come a long way since its beginning in 2010. The first ever race took place in Pune in a first of its kind, street race format. This year, the season finale moves to one of the world’s best Formula 1 tracks, the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. Volkswagen Motorsport has been successfully running the series and has produced some promising talents who have then gone on to participate in international racing series. This year, in contention of the title is Ameya Walavalkar (384 points). He is followed by Sandeep Kumar (307 points), Rahil Noorani (301 points), Avdumber Hede (277 points) and Saurav Bandyopadhay (237). With 2 races and 60 points for the winner of each race, the championship is still open.
The country’s largest motorsport sponsors and promoters, Volkswagen, JK Tyre and MRF Tyres, have come together with Sidvin and organized the Festival of Speed. This festival will host a number of national and international races, all in one weekend, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
The Sidvin Festival of Speed includes the finales of JK Tyre National Championship’s and Polo R Cup along with two major International Championships, the JK Racing Asia Series finale, and Round 2 of the MRF Challenge 2012. Close to 125 talented drivers from India and abroad will converge to display their skill at the event, which promises motorsport enthusiasts a veritable feast of nail-biting action, intense battles and unmatched moments of glory. The race weekend will include in all 14 races.
“Being a part of the Sidvin Festival of Speed, we at Volkswagen Motorsport are able to provide our drivers an opportunity to experience driving and racing at one of the finest circuits in the world Along with JK Tyre and MRF Tyres, we are sure of offering the spectators a mega motorsports event this coming weekend”, said Prithviraj Siddappa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India.
Championship Standing after Round 5 of Volkswagen Polo R Cup India 2012:
|Position||Name||Round 1-Race 1||Round 1- Race 2||Round 2-Race 1||Round 2-Race 2||Round 3-Race 1||Round 3-Race 2||Round 4-Race 1||Round 4-Race 2||Round 5-Race 1||Round 5-Race 2||Total|
|2||A. Sandeep Kumar||20||12||17||24||48||40||28||60||24||34||307|
|8||Prashanth Tharani Singh||16||24||DNF||14||0||20||32||34||32||40||212|
|14||Angad Singh Matharoo||DNF||DNS||15||7||18||28||12||12||28||DNF||120|
DNF denotes Did Not Finish DNS denotes Did Not Start
DNP denotes Did Not Participate G denotes Guest Driver