Volkswagen Motorsport India organised its inaugural Volkswagen Virtual Racing Championship (VW-VRC) which replicated the Polo Cup which is their fun-to-drive experience one-make series. The inaugural VW-VRC received over 4500 entries from over 200 cities across the world, which was shortlisted down to the final 28 participants, who competed for the championship. The VW-VRC was conducted virtually, and was held at 5 different international racetracks, garnering over 400K views online.
The championship ended with Amith Kutti from Chennai winning pole position and scoring 492 points followed by Aaroh Ravindra from Mumbai who came in second with 440 points. Netherland’s Oshan Kothadia secured the third position with 417 points. The VW-VRC comprised of 12 races, which were held at five different international racetracks such as Imola, Monza, Nürburgring and the Vallelunga racetrack which challenged the skills of the participants. Amith Kutti also secures a sponsored drive worth Rs 10 lakh, from Volkswagen Motorsport India, in the forthcoming Volkswagen Polo Championship 2021.
At the VW-VRC Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “It was thrilling to watch the championship with close encounters continuing into the last race. I would like to congratulate Amith Kutti for his consistency throughout the championship and look forward to meeting him on the track. We believe that VW-VRC is a phenomenal steppingstone for young talent, especially from tier 2, tier 3 cities, to showcase their racing skills and the format can be a part of the driver selection process for upcoming races.”
Commenting on his win Amith Kutti stated “Volkswagen Virtual Racing championship is a great learning platform for enthusiastic racers like me. It provided an opportunity for everyone across countries to participate and showcase their skills virtually. From tutorials, practice, officiating, briefings, etc. everything was well-planned and executed to perfection. I am excited to have won the championship and would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”