As races go, nothing makes it more exciting for spectators than a little eager door-to-door racing. Save for this season, the Formula One championship, the pinnacle of motorsports, seemed to have lost its luster for being too dull and one-sided.
That has made race smaller scale series’ like the evergreen British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) or the V8 Supercars series a more exciting prospect to spectators and TV viewers. Enter the VAG Trophy – a race championship famous for its good ol’ fashioned door-to-door racing by drivers from all walks of life. They come from all sorts of backgrounds; from mere GTi enthusiasts to season racers, hill climbers and track day junkies.
The VAG Trophy revolves around 6 different circuits in the UK, bringing together cars like the Audi TT, Seat Leon, Skoda Octavia, and a variety of Volkswagens including the Polo, Golf, Scirocco and even Passat. Divided into two categories, Class A houses the more powerful machinery of up to 300bhp with Class B open to cars of up to approximately 220bhp.
The highlight of Round Three at the Brands Hatch circuit had to be the moment when 22-year old Kenan Dole, pulled the most epic save in recent time, possibly even more epic than Max Verstappen’s drift in a Formula 1 car. Having lead the race from start, his car was caught on camera fishtailing wildly for nearly 10 seconds, with on-board footages showing Dole furiously counter steering and miraculously avoided a major crash into other cars or the barriers.
Talk about skill, and having a bit of luck. We can’t report if he had a change of race suits after that incident though.
YouTube footage credit: Stopwatch Hospitality