Jim Cartwright and his KPM Golf on the way to victory at Brands Hatch. Photo: www.jakobebrey.com

As debut weekends go in the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup, they don’t come much better than that enjoyed by Jim Cartwright at Brands Hatch last weekend.

The 23-year-old from Derbyshire scored a fifth-place finish in his first race in a front-wheel-drive car on Saturday, and then followed that up with a resounding win in his Golf GTI on Sunday. Even better for his new team, he led home his team-mates James Walker and Mike Neuhoff for a KPM 1-2-3.

It was another thrilling race and one which a large and appreciative crowd at Brands Hatch – the Volkswagen Racing Cup was one of the supporting events on the German touring car championship bill – thoroughly enjoyed, with four different leaders and plenty of spectacular action, even though it had to be cut short by a couple of laps due to a pile-up.

In Saturday’s race, James Walker staged a brilliant recovery drive to secure his second race victory of the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup season. The Scirocco driver fluffed his start and threw away pole position advantage, slipped back to fifth and had to battle back the hard way to take the win. Walker’s victory in the KPM-prepared Cooke and Mason Scirocco netted him a bumper haul of points thanks to judicious playing of his points-doubling Joker card.

For a full round up of both races at the DTM meeting visit www.vw-cup.co.uk


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