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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 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.
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.
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