The 2010 VW Cup backed by Fuchs Lubricants will feature a capacity grid after the series organisers, RacingLine, announced a firm 31 car grid, and are expecting more entries before Oulton Park, and may have to start a reserve list.

Oulton Park has a maximum capacity of 34 cars on the grid, and within the confirmed entries are a mixture of series regular, series debutants and racing novices. Notable entries include the 2009 Championship runner up, Steve Chaplin in his Beetle, as well as the third placed runner, Aaron Mason in his Golf GTi.

The 2006 Champion, Paul Taylor returns in his Golf R32, and from the midpoint of the season, father Tony will join the field in his recently acquired Gold VR6.

The Taylors aren't the only father and son team on the grid – Barrie Culley in his Vento VR6 will be supporting his son Martyn in his Beetle RSi.

2008 and 2009 race winners James Walker, Mike Kurton and Darren Blumson are returning for another year in the Championship, while the driver with the most wins in the 2009, Didge Dziurzynski is returning for the 2010 season in his Golf GTi, with older brother Alex returning as well in his Corrado.

There are a number of Golf GTi's entered by series front runners Anna Walewska, under the Alan Blencowe Racing banner, as well as the Golf's of Tim Snaylam and Peter Felix. The crowd pleasing Caddy TDi will also be back, being piloted by Simon Elliott, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Director.

“We can start a maximum of 34 cars at Oulton Park,” says championship manager Melissa Wright, “and we have already reached the magic 30. We couldn’t be more delighted by this affirmation of the strength and popularity of the Volkswagen Racing Cup at a time when other series are struggling to maintain numbers.

“It’s pleasing also that although many old friends are returning to the championship there are quite a number of newcomers also, some of them completely new to motorsport.”

Wright then added: “It’s a superb field, with Golf's of all shapes and ages, a Jetta, two Sciroccos, several Beetles, a couple of Polo's, the Caddy and even a venerable Vento. In fact, the championship’s 10th anniversary season is set to be its best yet.”

The provisional 2010 VW Cup with Fuchs Lubricants entry list:

2  Darren Blumson  Adrenalin Motorsport  Polo GTI
3  Paul Taylor  Adrenalin Motorsport  Golf R32
4  Tony Taylor  Adrenalin Motorsport  Golf VR6
5  Doug Ross  Milestones Motorsport  Polo GTI
7  Tim Snaylam  Comline/AWM  Golf GTI
8  Aaron Mason  Comline/AWM  Golf GTI
9  Peter Wyhinny  Volkswagen Racing
10  Martyn Culley  Adrenalin Motorsport  Beetle RSI
11  Barrie Culley  Adrenalin Motorsport  Vento VR6
12  Tony Harberman  TGR Racing  Beetle RSI
14  Peter Felix  20Ten Racing  Golf GTI
17  Michael McInerney  RacingLine  Jetta Sport
20  Michael Kurton  SlideSports  Scirocco R
21  Daniel Walker  KPM  Golf GTI
24  Phil Morris  RacingLine/Team Fuchs Titan Race  Golf GTI
27  Andrew Smith  Smithsport  Beetle TDI
32  Kieran Griffin  SlideSports  Scirocco R
33  Simon Elliott  Volkswagen Racing  Caddy TDI
41  Didge Dziurzynski  West End Precision  Golf GTI
42  Alex Dziurzynski  West End Precision  Corrado
44  Robin Riley  KPM  Beetle RSI
49  Richard Styrin  RacingLine  Golf GTI
51  Simon Andrews  RacingLine  Golf GTI
53  Steve Chaplin  Complete Utilities  Beetle RSI
66  Richard Kingsnorth  Adrenalin Motorsport  Golf R32
69  James Walker  KPM  Golf GTI
77  Steve Walker  RacingLine  Golf GTI
99  Mark Clynes  SlideSports  Golf GTI
Anna Walewska  Alan Blencowe Racing  Golf GTI
James Cortes  Alan Blencowe Racing  Golf GTI
Cameron Thompson  Beetle RSI