Sandeep Kumar endures challenging Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Oschersleben weekend
The past weekend saw Sandeep Kumar fight to the finish at Oschersleben, Germany. The sole Indian driver during the season’s Scirocco R-Cup, Kumar started Race 7 of the season 21st on the grid. He finished 19th while in Race 8 he finished in 13th place.
Race 8 saw the inclusion of 18 cars with Kumar in 16th position. Taking into account his bad judgment in the previous race, Kumar moved up the order slowly and succeeded to come into 13th position.
Kasper H Jensen started Race 7 with his first ever pole position and it was his first win in Race 7 and 3rd position in Race 8. Denise Trebing of USA also saw his first victory of the season but in Race 8 after starting 6th on the grid.
Scirocco R-Cup features three championships – Junior, Pro and Legend with each driver entering the race in an identical 105 hp Scirocco car which has been designed to suit the circuit. No modifications are permitted besides adjustments to the steering wheel and seat position, front stabilizer and air pressure in tyres. The final title will be decided at the season finale to be held at Hockenheimring on 19 October.