VW Polo Cup: Rahil Noorani crowned 2013 champ

VW Polo Cup: Rahil Noorani crowned 2013 champ

2nd Dec 2013 1:27 am

Yatin Magu wins the Junior Category while South African Jeffrey Kruger adjudged the star of the season.

Rahil Noorani clinched the 2013 Volkswagen Polo R Cup India title after a podium finish in the third and final race of the season finale.

Having missed out the title by a few points in the last two seasons, it proved to be third time lucky for the Mumbai lad, who wins a seat for the 2014 season in JK Tyre FB 02 in addition to a guest drive at the 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. 

Noorani commented, "Today happens to be my birthday and this is the best gift I could have given to myself. It was a very emotional moment for me.

"This is my third attempt and previous two times I missed out by couple of points so this is very special and I can say I am third time lucky. The engineers, mechanics and entire Volkswagen team are responsible for this so a big ‘thank you’ to all of them."

Yatin Magu clinched the Junior title and won a fully-paid drive for the 2014 Volkswagen Polo-R Cup season.

“I am extremely glad to win this title. I was leading before this round and despite no podiums I have been able to finish all three races this weekend", said Magu.

"This season has been very successful for me and I look forward to more racing in the future.”

Sourth African driver Jeffrey Kruger was announced the Star of Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013 and has been offered a Guest drive at the Volkswagen Golf R Cup 2014 in Europe.

“It was another great day of racing for me. The car has been perfect all weekend so I would like to thank the entire Volkswagen team for giving me this opportunity.

"As I said earlier I love driving on this track and today the crowd played a big role as there were so many people cheering us on. I have had a very good experience driving in India and will take back only positives from here.” said Kruger.

Results, Volkswagen Polo-R Cup,  Round 4
Buddh International Circuit

Race one:

Pos.

Car No.

Driver Name (City)

Best Lap

Total Time

Gap

1

8

Jeffrey Kruger (Johannesburg)

2:27.710

19:53.359

8 laps

2

25

Robyn Kruger (Johannesburg)

2:29.750

20.05.626

12.267

3

1

Rahil Noorani (Mumbai)

2:29.776

20:08.662

15.303

Race two:

Pos.

Car No.

Driver Name (City)

Best Lap

Total Time

Gap

1

20

Gaurav Mehta (Pune)

2:30.545

12:06.831

4 laps

2

8

Jeffrey Kruger (Johannesburg)

2:29.562

12:08.605

1.774

3

6

Lee Keshav Gupta (New Delhi)

2:31.140

12:11.745

4.914

Race three:

Pos.

Car No.

Driver Name (City)

Best Lap

Total Time

Gap

1

8

Jeffrey Kruger (Johannesburg)

2:28.059

19:49.381

8 laps

2

1

Rahil Noorani (Mumbai)

2:28.770

19:59.032

9.651

3

4

Kartik Tharani (Chennai)

2:28.454

20:01.403

12.022

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