Volkswagen Motorsport Releases FIA WRC Technology Information Package 2014

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 championship season.  Written for the more hardcore fan, the piece is filled with facts and figures that provide a view into the world of professional Motorsport.

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Some of the most surprising stats in the write-up are the service times.  12 minutes to chance a gearbox.  1 minute to replace a headlight assembly.  While all modern race cars are designed to be fixed in a timely manner, it’s clear that the Polo R WRC takes that principle to a new level. Also detailed are the so-called “Jokers” or slight modifications Volkswagen Motorsport’s engineers were able to make to the vehicle for long-term durability.  All in all, this is a very enlightening read.

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Learn more about what it takes to win the World Rally Championship by reading the entire release below.

Volkswagen FIA World Rally Championship Technology Information Package 2014 by VWvortex