Can Kieran Griffin build on his 2011 race win this season? Photo: Image Vaults

Kieran Griffin, a first-time race winner in 2011, is to return to the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup this season with the aim of scoring further victories. He will again be at the wheel of the Addison Lee Scirocco with which both he and his younger brother Liam – now a BTCC driver – have enjoyed success.

“I’m very much looking forward to the new season,” said 41-year-old Kieran, “and will still be racing in the Scirocco. No dramatic changes are planned beyond trying to develop the car to make it more competitive.” The car will again be prepared by Mark Jenkins’ SlideSports team, and will be one of a host of Sciroccos on the grid.

“It’s exciting to see a new flock of Sciroccos coming in this season under the championship’s new stewardship,” added Griffin. “This will only be a good thing for the racing and image of the Volkswagen Racing Cup. Obviously I am looking for some podiums and hopefully much more consistency.”

In addition to the new title sponsor, the US Volkswagen Group tuning specialist APR, the championship enjoys additional support from Ceva, ECM, Eibach, Hankook and Paragon. The series is about to enter its 13th season and is the sole saloon-racing supporting event to British GT and British F3.

This year the championship will also race at Brands Hatch alongside the German touring car championship and at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium as a supporting event to the 25-hour Fun Cup. The action gets underway at Oulton Park over Easter weekend.

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