Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Fifth win of the season for Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (F/F) in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) : the Volkswagen duo won the RallyFinland for the first time, increasing their lead at the top of the Drivers’Championship standings to 90 points. Volkswagen also extended their advantagein the Manufacturer’s Championship. Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila(FIN/FIN) suffered damage to their Polo R WRC’s suspension during thefirst stage and collected six points with their 17th-place finish.Their team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Mikko Markkula (N/FIN) finishedtenth and picked up one World Championship point. The win in Jyväskyläwas the sixth triumph for a Polo R WRC in eight rallies. The Rally Germany,the ninth WRC event of the season, will be taking place between Cologneand Tier from 22 August

Marvin Kirchhöfer finished the sixth ATS Formula 3 Cup race weekend ofthe season as the most successful driver. Driving the Volkswagen DallaraF311, the 19-year-old Leipzig-based driver secured victory in the thirdrace on Sunday, after team-mate Emil Bernstorff from Great Britain andAustria’s Thomas Jäger were Saturday’s winners. With three race weekendsto go, Kirchhöfer on 334 points enjoys a comfortable advantage in the overallstandings over Artem Markelov (231) und Bernstorff (228). The next ATSFormula 3 Cup will be taking place from the 30 August to the 1 September.

Picariello extends his championship lead at the Nürburgring

With two victories in three races at the Nürburgring, Alessio Picariellofurther strengthened his grip on the ADAC Formel Masters championship duringthe fourth race weekend of the season. On a fine summer’s day, the 19-year-oldBelgian beat Nicolas Beer to first place in the opening race. Picarielloalso showed his Formel ADAC powered by Volkswagen racing car’s great pacein the second race on Sunday morning, finishing ahead of championship rivalMaximilian Günther. Beer tasted victory in Sunday afternoon’s final race;Marvin Dienst was second, whilst Picariello had to be content with third.In the overall standings, Picariello (202 points) leads Günther, who ison 124 points. Beer is third just one point behind Günther.