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#ThrowbackThursday: Volkswagen Rally Legends

posted by on 24 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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In honor of the Throwback Thursday phenomena, Volkswagen Motorsport have assembled a gallery of significant rally cars, from the Golf GTI’s first entry in the German Rally Championship in 1977 to the 2011 Dakar, where Volkswagen took home their third-straight victory.  We’ll go into detail about a few of our favorites, but be sure to […] More…

World Rallycross Teams Presented at Italian Media Day

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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The FIA World RallyCross is shaping up to be a great series for 2014.  The VW-Marklund team will be campaigning two Polo Supercars with Anton Marklund and defending champion Toomas Heikkinen behind the wheel against an extremely impressive field of competitors, including 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg and ex-F1 ace Jacques Villeneuve.  Heikkinen and Marklund […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport Releases FIA WRC Technology Information Package 2014

posted by on 21 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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As defending FIA World Rally Champions and current points leaders during the 2014 season, Volkswagen Motorsport has a solid grasp on what it takes to be successful in the world of Rallying.  For 2014, Volkswagen Motorsport has released a 37 page document (linked below) which details the design and thought process that goes into a […] More…

Volkswagen Makes it Four in a Row with Win in Portugal

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen achieved its fourth overall victory of the season with Sebastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia’s win at Rally de Portugal, bringing Volkswagen’s win streak to a record-tying eight in a row.  The pair’s third overall victory of this season, and 19th overall victory of their career, was a hard fought battle seeing three different […] More…

Ogier Show Thrills 100,000 Fans in Portugal at Fafe Rally Sprint

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastian Ogier piloted his Polo R WRC to a first place finish at the Fafe Rally Sprint, a sort of preamble to the Rally de Portugal.  Roughly 100,000 fans packed the 6km course which takes place on a section of the famous Lameirinha Special Stage which includes the massive jump pictured at […] More…

Volkswagen and Andretti Sports Marketing Return Professional Motorsports to Washington, D.C.

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen has paired up with Andretti Sports Marketing to bring the Red Bull Global Rallycross series to the nation’s capital for an event at RFK Stadium taking place on June 21st and 22nd.  The event, dubbed Volkswagen Rallycross DC, will be the third round of the series and is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on […] More…