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  1. Misc. Professional Racing
    Last year’s World Rally Championship runner up and former VW driver, Andreas Mikkelsen is having a pretty rotten 2017. The young Norwegian has had two VW seats fall out from beneath him, and now he hasn’t got a ride for 2017. "Basically everything that could have gone wrong went wrong and the...
  2. Photography
    The last person (maybe ever) to win a WRC rally in a Volkswagen, Andreas Mikkelsen, wants to teach you how to drive on ice. Armed with an Audi RS 3 and some studded tires, Mikkelsen shows you how to make any frozen body of water your play thing. Or, perhaps better put, your dance floor. "If...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    The long saga of the 2017 Volkswagen Polo R is finally over. The FIA has ruled not to homologate the car, which means that it won’t be allowed to race in any rallies this season. The decision comes following two weeks of meetings between the World Rally Championship’s governing body and...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Fresh off his class win in a Skoda at Monte Carlo , Andreas Mikkelsen says he hasn’t given up on racing the 2017 VW Polo R WRC this year. While it’s certain that the car won’t race the full season, Mikkelsen hopes he can get the car into three rallies this year. “The aim is to be back in a...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Andreas Mikkelsen was the unfortunate victim of some bad luck this season. The former VW World Rally Championship driver and last year’s driver’s championship runner up found himself without a ride this season the WRC. The reason may have been his loyalty to the team, but whatever the case he...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Our last hope of seeing a Polo R in the World Rally Championship this year is now gone. Qatari sportsman Nasser Al-Attiyah now says that there wasn’t enough time to get the car racing this season, but that there is hope for 2018. Al-Attiyah worked hard with VW to draw up a deal for the coming...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    It was a bittersweet end to the WRC season in Australia, as everyone knew that the quadruple championship-winning Volkswagen Motorsport would not return for the next season. Its drivers, all—as far as we know—without a WRC seat next year were racing for their lives as they looked for employment...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    Jari-Matti LAtvala says that Volkswagen’s decision to withdraw from the WRC came as a total shock to him. “Last week's news was far from pleasant,” Latvala told crash.net. “I can only repeat that I will always remember the time at Volkswagen Motorsport. The many great moments mean a lot to me...
  9. Misc. Professional Racing
    The Polo R WRC is set to  go the way of the Audi R18 and the dodo as Volkswagen will stop competing in the World Rally Championship at the end of this season. Autocar reports that at a meeting today Volkswagen decided to end its WRC program on the heels of its fourth Manufacturers'...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    The WRC circus was back in action this weekend, and it was an important one for Volkswagen as the race was being held at home in Germany. Moreover, the race was this season’s first on tarmac, which was important to championship leader, Sebastien Ogier. A WRC rule forces the championship leader...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    The 80 th running of the much loved Finnish Rally was by no means an easy one for Volkswagen Motorsport, but after all was said an done the team’s three drivers are now in first, second, and third in the driver’s championship. The Finnish rally ended best for Jari-Matti Latvala, who often does...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    At the beginning of this WRC season, you would have called an optimist if you'd predicted that Volkswagen Motorsport driver Andreas Mikkelsen would be in second place. At this season’s halfway point, though, Mikkelsen has a firm grip on second, and is setting his sights on first. The WRC...
  13. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although Volkswagen Motorsport leads both the driver’s and the manufacturer’s championships, it’s been quite a long time since one of their drivers actually won a rally. That’s why it’s so nice to see Andreas Mikkelsen win for only the second time at the 73 rd PZM Rally Poland. The Polish...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    The WRC is in Poland and after only one stage there are three Volkswagens in the top five. Today’s special stage at the Mikolajki Arena is the first stage, but the rally doesn’t begin in earnest until Friday. Today’s super special stage was less than two minutes long, and less than a second...
  15. Rally Racing
    To the uninitiated, the term motorsport can sound strange. How fit do you have to be to sit in a car all day? Pretty fit, it turns out. Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Anders Jaeger competed in the gruelling Zugspitz Ultratrail Race in Germany this weekend. The race is a 100km hike up country’s...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    Jari-Matti Latvala finished second and Sebastien Ogier claimed third at the Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend. The Volkswagen drivers finished just behind Thierry Neuville, in his Hyundai. Andreas Mikkelsen, the third Volkswagen driver, meanwhile finished 13 th . The battle for the overall...
  17. Rally Racing
    It was a big weekend in WRC as the famous Vodafone Rally de Portugal drew hundreds of thousands of fans and Volkswagen Motorsports extended its championship lead substantially, claiming two steps on the podium. Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Anders Jaeger were the top VW performers in...
  18. Rally Racing
    After a nearly month-long break, Volkswagen Motorsports' three Polo R WRCs are back in action at the famous Vodafone Rally de Portugal. Although they have big hopes, they've started with a disadvantage. With the activities starting last night, Volkswagen has looked quick, but not dominant...
  19. Rally Racing
    The team at Volkswagen Motorsport are the current experts at building rally cars. Having won last year’s World Rally Championship and leading this year’s handily, they team seem to have a handle on going fast with low grip. One of the keys to that success appears to be getting an early start...
  20. Rally Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsport were frustrated, in Argentina this weekend, in their attempt to set record number of consecutive wins in the World Rally Championship. It was unlucky 13 for them as leader Jari-Matti Latvala crashed out of the rally on Saturday afternoon. Latvala’s crash handed the lead to...
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