The Volkswagen Polo R Cup racing cars apart from being powered by ZF Shock Absorbers since their debut series in 2010 will now also have ZF as an official sponsor of Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013. The Volkswagen Polo R Cup is one of India’s most popular racing events and features nine rounds in India.
In the global motorsports scene, many renowned racing teams and car manufacturers alike have been relying on ZF’s innovative technologies and first-class service in a wide range of series, ranging from Formula 1 and DTM to WRC and the 24h of Le Mans. Through this initiative with Volkswagen Polo R Cup, ZF is targeting a contribution towards the further development of the motorsports sector in India whilst establishing a firm presence and increased awareness of the ZF brand in this important market.
This association is also an extension of ZF’s global partnership with Volkswagen in India. Prithviraj Siddappa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India., commented on the partnership with ZF: “Volkswagen Polo R Cup, which is in its third season and has grown to be one of the most popular race series in India. ZF’s association with Volkswagen Polo R Cup India started with the debut series. Since then all the racings cars have been equipped with the ZF Shock Absorbers, specially designed by the ZF Race Engineering team based in Germany. Under these circumstances, it is a great asset for Volkswagen to establish a partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, which has 100 years of experience in motorsports in Europe. Together with ZF, as well as other partners and teams, we would like to further develop Volkswagen Polo R Cup for the future.”
Dr. Stefan Sommer, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, comments:
“The connection between ZF and Volkswagen Motorsports in India is an extension of the global association between these two partners. The Volkswagen Polo R Cup series is the perfect stage for us to demonstrate the technical excellence of ZF products. With wide media coverage and a high level of attendees at the race events, Volkswagen Polo R Cup is also an excellent platform for further communication measures directly aimed at the Indian market. We furthermore aim to contribute to the further evolution of motorsports in India using the experience and expertise we have gained throughout the world, especially in Europe.”