The first champion in a Volkswagen Scirocco for 34 years: Kris Heidorn secures the title in his debt season of the one-make cup. Aged 21 at the time, Wunstorfer prevailed against his rivals Jan-Hendrik Ubben and Maciek Steinhof in a thrilling season. A fourth-place finish in the final race of the season was enough to win the title.
He had it all sewn up in the penultimate race of the season at Oschersleben: a win and a third-place finish was enough for Mateusz Lisowski to secure the title ahead of schedule in the second season of the Scirocco R-Cup. It remained a tense affair, however, because the battle for second place was still nowhere near settled. Four different drivers still had a chance. Ola Nilsson from Sweden took the runner-up spot while the Brit Daniel Lloyd won the final race.
With eight from ten races won and a lead of almost 200 points over the driver in second place, Ola Nilsson gave his rivals no chance in the 2012 season. Boring? Not a bit of it, because a thrilling fight for the runner-up position was developing behind the Swede, which was ultimately won by the US driver Denis Trebing.
What a debut! Kelvin van der Linde was just 17 years old when he was crowned champion. The young South African won five of eight races in his first season. In a heart-stopping finale at the Hockenheimring he prevailed over his rivals Nicolai Møller Madsen and Manuel Fahnauer, who both still had a chance of securing the championship before the race.
A South African was top of the table for the second time at the end of the season: Jordan Lee Pepper secured the crown in the penultimate race of the season at the Nürburgring. It was a dream come true for the 18-year-old, who had already shown what he was capable of in the Scirocco R-Cup in 2013 when he was battling it out for the top spot. It goes without saying that the previous year’s champion Kelvin van der Linde was there to personally congratulate his compatriot on winning the title.