VWs at the Tuner Grand Prix 2010
Eight Volkswagens raced on this year’s Sport Auto Tuner Grand Prix. It was MTM driver Florian Gruber has won the Tuner Grand Prix 2010 at the Hockenheim race circuit this year. MTM is also a VW tuner, but they didn’t have any VW racing. But other tuners raced with VWs…
Rothe Motorsport participated 10 times in the tuner Grand Prix. They had 4 cars on the event running on different classes. Their favorite is the VW Caddy but also the new flagship, the Golf R20 6, who convinced everyone with a class win. The R20 was piloted by Markus Gedlich, former champion and runner-up several times in the DTC and multiple FIA endurance races.
The Rothe Golf R20 has 380hp at the wheels and Markus Gedlich fought hard with his stronger competitor, the VW Golf 4-Motion turbo from BTS‐Racing, and made 1:10,75 on the best lap time, very close to the GT class lap times. The Rothe R20 made a better laptime than the MTM Audi R8 GT3‐2! Wendland also won the diesel class with a VW Polo TDI making 1:14 on the best lap.
The R20 is equipped with Bilstein PSS Coilovers 10, Dunlop Direzza tires, and a 6-piston brake system with Movit 370mm fitted at the front.
The VW Golf VI R with 270hp from the 2.0 TFSI engine and the standard 4-Motion all-wheel drive is a good base for Rothe Motorsport extensive range of performance enhancements. They provide 5 different levels of upgrade, with level 1 with a ecu upgrade already rises the output to 310hp.
Stage 5 is not for road usage and upgrades the power output to 500hp thanks to changes to the intake, exhaust system with throttle control and special Rothe Motorsport turbocharger and exhaust manifold.
BTS-Racing is also a engine and turbocharger specialist from German. They also work in all areas of your vehicle using providing individual solutions to their customers. They can also upgrade the VW Golf R to 500hp thanks to a ball bearing turbocharging, larger injectors, high pressure pump, larger intercoolers, but also lots of engine internals upgrades.
Topcar’s VW golf was piloted by Ronny and reached 5th place in his class. It was the weakest car in its class, but is prepared to CH-approved and meets after tuning the stringent Euro 5 exhaust emissions and noise! Topcar is the only tuner from Switzerland.They are specialized in VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat cars.
There isn’t much more information on the other cars, but you can visit the VW tuner websites here:
Wendland Motorentechnik GmbH with a VW Polo TDI
BTS‐Racing GmbH with VW Golf VI R
Rothe Motorsport with VW Golf VI R20
TTC Turbotechnik with VW Golf
TOPCAR Ruedi Jost with VW Golf GTI
Rothe Motorsport with VW Caddy
Rothe Motorsport with VW Golf 3
RG‐Sport GmbH with VW Polo Derby
you can find more information here.