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International debut for Jetta TDI Cup

Thirty drivers will compete for victory in Canada aboard vehicles Volkswagen clean diesel

From 16 to 18 May 2008, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup will make its international debut at Mosport International Raceway, a circuit is to the east of Toronto, under the second round of this new series. After the inaugural race at Virginia International Raceway in April, the second race was promising as the drivers try to improve their initial experience aboard their vehicle Jetta TDI clean diesel.            

"The presentation of this series in Canada is not only interesting for the drivers, but also for Volkswagen, stated Clark Campbell, motorsports manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc. Volkswagen has long been known much success with its diesel vehicles in Canada. We are confident that fans will appreciate the Canadian race progress made by the technology of clean diesel vehicles when they see 30 Jetta TDI clean diesel arguing victory at Mosport. "            

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup is an innovative approach to motorized sports: 30 vehicles Jetta TDI clean diesel 2009, prepared and maintained by the manufacturer, will be led by talented young drivers ages 16 to 26 years. The goal of Volkswagen is to find the most talented driver and help break into the world of motorized sports professionals. The Jetta TDI Cup series, the first series race featuring propelled vehicles only clean diesel is accredited by SCCA Pro Racing, Inc. and is sponsored by Aggreko, Athlete's Performance, Bondurant, Bosch, ful (R) Holder , Hoopla, Kyosho, Oakley, Red Bull, UTI and Vion. Mark Pombo, winner of the inaugural race of the Jetta TDI Cup, will defend his title against four Canadian drivers: Andrew Cordeiro, 24, of Woodbridge (Ontario), Chris Holman, 20, of Burlington (Ontario), Adam Kretschmer, 21, of Brampton (Ontario) and David Richert, 25, of Niverville (Manitoba).

Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently announced that all of its 2009 vehicles will be equipped as standard with electronic stabilization program (ESP). Volkswagen becomes one of the few OEMs provide a control system of electronic stability on all vehicles in its range. In doing so, Volkswagen anticipates the maturity of the 2012 model year imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in relation to the presence of a control system for stability. The electronic stabilization program Volkswagen works in conjunction with anti-lock braking system and helps reduce loss of vehicle control and rollovers to avoid crashes. NHTSA expects that nearly 10,000 lives could be saved each year if automakers offered the stability of series systems.

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