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Volkswagen Fun Cup
VW Beetles compete in Fun Cup racing action in Oulton Park, UK and Dijon, France
The Honeywell team won the season opener of the UK version of the Volkswagen Fun Cup in Oulton Park after 184 laps. Neil Plimmer, Geoff Fawcett and Tim Wheeldon had a lead of 5.168 seconds in their Beetle at the end of the four-hour endurance race, thereby pipping Tom Pattle, Zoe Wenham and Guy Wenham of Team OBR to the post. The fastest lap was achieved by the Marcus Clutton team, with an impressive average speed of 134.98 km/h. 25 technically identical Beetles lined up for the event in this internationally popular racing series which is open to everyone.
The Defi Baticonfort team scored a one-two victory with their Beetle on the second weekend of racing in the Volkswagen Fun Cup France in Dijon, France. Julien Menart, Pascal Amant and Julien Suzanna succeeded in pushing the Groupe Lemoine threesome back into second place in both of the four-hour endurance races held on Sunday. The Groupe Lemoine team with the former DTM driver Alain Ferté engaged the Defi Baticonfort team in a dramatic wheel-to-wheel battle in the second race, and trailed the ultimate winners by a mere 0.146 seconds right until the final lap. Groupe Lemoine won the season opener in legendary Le Mans two weeks ago.
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