Strong Weekend for Tanner Foust in Europe

Tanner Foust was quite busy last weekend, pulling double duty by participating in both the FIA World RX and Audi Sport TT Cup, and earning a pair of podium finishes.  Tanner was one of six guest drivers to be invited to participate in the inaugural TT Cup races, which replaced the Scirocco R-Cup this year as the place for up and coming talent to hone their skills.  During the FIA World RX race, poor weather made for an unpredictable racing surface, resulting in an increased level of contact between drivers.  One such collision forced Tanner out of a main event qualifying spot by just one position.

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Rallycross and road racing success for versatile driver at Hockenheim

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust took home a pair of podium results at the famed Hockenheimring this weekend with guest appearances in the Audi Sport TT Cup and the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

The versatile driver joined the Audi Sport TT Cup for its debut events. The new development series offers up-and-coming drivers a venue for competition in identical race prepared Audi TT competition cars.

“I was lucky to be asked in as a guest driver for the first running of this new road racing series that is going to produce some of the future stars of motorsport,” said Foust, who this season is also competing in rallycross, drifting, and short-course off-road racing. “It’s going to be fun to look back in a couple of years when these young drivers become household names and say that I raced with them back when they were just starting out.”

Foust was one of six invited drivers to join the series this weekend and he finished with a pair of podiums in the guest category. The 2015 Audi Sport TT Cup is being held at six events as part of the DTM.

Foust also charged back into the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo. It was the first time the series has visited the Hockenheim facility and racing took place on a newly built course that added a mixed surface challenge to the traditional track.

Unpredictable weather produced tough conditions, with plenty of contact between drivers. Foust opened the weekend on pace for a strong result in the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo, setting top heat times among a competitive field of permanent drivers in the series. But damage caused by contact in the semi-final saw him finish that race in fourth — one position outside the main event.

Next on Foust’s busy schedule is Formula Drift at Road Atlanta this Friday and Saturday, where he will make his second of three 2015 appearances in the series. There, he’ll be back behind the wheel of the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Passat, his new drift machine that produces some 900 nitrous-boosted horsepower from its V-8 engine.

Foust returns to competition with Marklund Motorsport in the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo May 22-24 for World RX of Great Britain. The Lydden Hill event is a favorite of the American driver, who has won it two of the past three years.

After that, he returns to the United States and the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team for the season opener of the Global Rallycross Championship May 30-31 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.