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Volkswagen “Racing Under Green” Trailer and Broadcast Details Released

Jetta TDI Cup documentary to air on Discovery Communications’ networks multiple times between Jan. 18-30

Herndon, VA (Dec. 15, 2009) – Beginning January 18, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup documentary, “Racing Under Green” will begin airing on the Discovery Communications networks. Today, Volkswagen released the long-form documentary trailer on Youtube. To view the trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHaIVGou8U.

In addition, the broadcast days, times and channels have been released. The one-hour documentary film will air multiple times across Discovery Communications’ networks:

2009 “Racing Under Green” Documentary Film
(All times Eastern, check local listings for channel information).
January 18th, @ 2 AM on DISCOVERY CHANNEL - Premiere
January 19th, @ 9 PM on PLANET GREEN
January 22nd, @ 7 AM on SCIENCE CHANNEL
January 24th, @ 10 PM and 1 AM on HD THEATER
January 25th, @ 6 PM on HD THEATER
January 29th, @ 3 PM and 5 AM on HD THEATER
January 30th, @ 8 AM on HD THEATER

In addition, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race broadcasts have been airing on Speed-TV. There are three more broadcasts in the coming weeks:

Speed-TV broadcasts of the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup races
(All times Eastern, check local listings for channel information)
December 20, @ 5:30 PM - Mosport International Raceway - Race #7
January 3rd, @ 6 PM - New Jersey Motorsports Park - Race # 8 and Race #9
January 3rd, @ 6:30 PM – Road Atlanta - Race #10

About Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
The SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was launched in 2008 as way to introduce clean diesel technology to the U.S. market and develop the best of motorsport’s up-and-coming talent. During the season, young, up and coming drivers (between ages 16-26) compete on road courses around North America in identical factory-prepared clean diesel Jetta TDI’s. Each driver competing in the series earns a Pro Racing license from SCCA at the conclusion of the season. In addition to more than $50,000 in prize money at stake during the season, the series champion receives Volkswagen factory career advancement support with a value up to $100,000.

The Jetta TDI Cup car is powered by a 2.0-liter, 170 hp, four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine mated to a six-speed, double-clutch, automatic DSG transmission. The car is only slightly modified from stock with Pirelli racing tires, race suspension and brake components, drivers racing safety seat, FIA roll cage and an on-board fire extinguisher system. Series sponsors include: Pirelli, Bosch, ViON, Castrol, Oakley, Red Bull, HYPERFUELS, Aggreko, defNder, Lamin-X, Meguiar’s, Sherwin-Williams, Chicagoland VW, Safety-Kleen, Ringer Gloves, Jim Russell Racing School and Trellis Earth.

Follow the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series action on:
www.vwmotorsportusa.com
www.tditruthanddare.com
Volkswagen Online Newsroom: media.vw.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VWJettaTDICup
Twitter: http://twitter.com/VWJettaTDICup

Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Eos, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.
 
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