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  1. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although it came as a result of some unfortunate dealings in the head office, VW’s WRC program did what most performers can only dream of doing: quitting while it was on top. Having won the WRC championship four years straight, VW’s team left the sport before it could be beaten. So sudden was...
  2. 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...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    Following Volkswagen’s surprise decision to exit the World Rally Championship late last year, it was revealed that the automaker wanted to homologate the Polo R WRC so that a privateer team could race the car. Now, though, the other teams have raised concerns about the Polo, making the car even...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Rumors of Volkswagen’s departure from the top rung of the World Rally Championship yesterday are now being confirmed by an official release from Volkswagen. The record setting Polo R WRC will no longer race as VW refocuses itself on customer and electric racing. "The Volkswagen brand is facing...
  5. 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'...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    We’ve all been on the highway when a massive truck decides that 32 nano meters would be appropriate distance to follow us from. Well, Jari-Matti Latvala just had a similar experience on a section of the Finnish rally stage. Fortunately for the World Rally Championship driver’s ego, the truck...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Germany will play host to the World Rally Championship this weekend, and Volkswagen is very happy about that. To celebrate their home rally, they’ve invited some previous champions and a bunch of classic Volkswagens. A static exhibition featuring five historical VWs is the first attraction. The...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    The 2017 Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC was out testing again, and this time it was in the hands of the team’s top driver. In fact, it was in the hands of the series’ top driver, Sebastien Ogier. The Frenchman was tearing through the hills of Volkswagen’s home rally, the ADAC Rallye...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s no arguing with the fact that the Golf GTI Clubsport S is an extremely quick car. It has set the FWD lap record at the Nurburgring and wowed reviewers with its remarkable pace, but it’s never publicly been seen anywhere but on the so-called "green hell." Fortunately, there’s the...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Rally Racing
    The last time the top step of the WRC’s podium was occupied by anything other than a VW driver was a year ago in Argentina. Since then, Volkswagen Motorsport have gone on to win 12 straight rallies. Tomorrow, they’ll be looking to make it 13, with a win on the rally that last defeated them, the...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen is getting the next Polo R WRC ready for the 2017 World Rally Championship and they have revealed early, promising details. The new car will be faster thanks to more power, less weight, a wider track, and more aerodynamic freedom. The new cars "will be considerably more dynamic...
  17. Rally Racing
    37th victory for the Polo R WRC: Latvala/Anttila win in Mexico, ahead of Ogier/Ingrassia Round three of the WRC season features highest point and longest stage of the year Volkswagen equals own record of twelve wins in a row in front of 300,000 spectators Wolfsburg. Back in business, and...
  18. Rally Racing
    Frenetic fans, World Heritage Site setting and big rally party Three spectator stages get the Rally Mexico underway Ogier/Ingrassia take the lead, Latvala/Anttila in third, Mikkelsen/Jæger in fourth Wolfsburg. Fireworks and full throttle celebration in Guanajuato: Volkswagen experienced an...
  19. Rally Racing
    First outing of season on gravel: Shakedown in central Mexico Mikkelsen/Jæger fastest in “free practice” ahead of Rally Mexico Ogier/Ingrassia third, Latvala/Anttila fourth Wolfsburg. The first outing of 2016 on gravel – and a successful one: Volkswagen started the Rally Mexico with good times...
  20. Rally Racing
     100th WRC start: Ogier/Ingrassia aim to mark the occasion with a win Mikkelsen/Jæger are closest challengers, good starting position for Latvala/Anttila Run of victories: Volkswagen can equal own record in the highlands of Central Mexico Wolfsburg (26 February 2016). The air gets thinner as...
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