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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Motorsport is a lot like the rest of us. When there’s no Motorsport going on, they get a little bored. So the team in India took two weeks to build itself a little project. What it ended up with was a mid-engine Polo RX track toy making 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The team is...
  2. Misc. Professional Racing
    For the first time ever, American rallycross fans will be able to see the FIA World Rallycross Championship at home, as the series has announced that next year’s calendar will include a race at the Circuit of the Americas. For years, the closest American fan could get to seeing the European...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    Rallycross is a dirty sport. Literally. Mud, rain, stones, and even tire gunk pelting the front of a car mean that the accepted wisdom in the sport is that cooling systems must be mounted in the back. Unless you're VW. It's an all new ep. of #RXtech and Fabrice from @VolkswagenRally gives...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although Volkswagen dominates rallycross racing in the US, it’s been a little less successful in Europe’s FIA World Rallycross Championship . This year, though, VW’s getting serious about the sport with the addition of former WRC and WRX champ, Petter Solberg. More than just driving for the...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Despite dominating Red Bull’s Global Rallycross Series Volkswagen’s rallycross efforts across the pond were considerably harder fought. With the likes of former WRC legends like Sebastien Loeb and Petter Solberg in some of Europe’s best small hatches, the competition was always going to be...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although the Beetle could rightly be called dominant in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, its sister car, the Polo RX, could not be called the same. Its luck might be changing, though, as Volkswagen RX Sweden driver Johan Kristoffersson won his first rallycross of the 2016 season this...
  7. Rally Racing
    Despite earning its most points so far this season, this weekend’s Belgian rallycross event was only a qualified success for Volkswagen RX Sweden. Although, the team managed to get both of its FIA Rallycross Championship VW Polo RXs into the final race of the season’s third round, neither car...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    Professional rubber sommelier, Tanner Foust, is having a very busy month of May. In just four weeks he will have competed in three different racing series, in three different cars, in three different locations. It all started last weekend in Georgia, when Foust participated in Formula Drift’s...
  9. Rally Racing
    The World Rallycross Championship was in Germany this weekend for the second round of the season. Unfortunately, things ended poorly for team-favorite Johan Kristoffersson when he was bumped out of the lead in what commentator Andrew Coley called the most spectacular semi final-race he'd ever...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    VW's Frank Welsch says that rallycross racing is the perfect arena for all-electric competition. Indeed, the head of technical development for the Volkswagen brand told Autocar that he is already discussing the idea with organizers. “I can certainly imagine a championship done with all-electric...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has announced its draft calendar for 2016.  The calendar, which is still subject to confirmation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, consists of 12 rounds including an all-new race in Riga, Latvia (1/2 October).  Franciacorta...
  12. Misc. Professional Racing
    With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one...
  13. Misc. Professional Racing
    Apart from having one of the greatest event names of all time, Norway's Hell RX constantly boasts a large number of participants year after year.  The 2015 edition is no different, attracting a record 47 Supercar entries, with just 23 of them being World Championship competitors, and the...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    Tanner Foust will make his return to FIA World RX competition this weekend in Canada, climbing behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Polo RX for the third time this year.  As a recurring guest driver, Foust will have his work cut out for him, re-learning the ins and outs of the car over the course of...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    The 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship is officially underway, with a Volkswagen driver taking first place at the event.  Volkswagen Sweden's Johan Kristoffersson beat out last year's champion and former WRC ace Petter Solberg for the win in Portugal, getting this season off to the best...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    On last night's Top Gear, James May strapped himself into one of Marklund Motorsports' 600hp Polo RX rallycross cars to participate in an event at Britain's Lydden Hill circuit.  Volkswagen Rallycross Driver and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust was on hand to go over the finer points of Rallycross...
  17. Misc. Professional Racing
    With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one...
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