VW Polo Cup: Rahil Noorani crowned 2013 champ

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

    Published On Dec 02, 2013 01:27:00 AM

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    VW Polo Cup: Rahil Noorani crowned 2013 champ

    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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