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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
    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...
  3. 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...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Former WRC-3 drivers’ champion and Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah is reportedly in talks with Volkswagen to purchase the 2017 Polo R WRC. Before abruptly exiting World Rally Championship competition at the end of the 2016 season, Volkswagen was working on its 2017 car. Last week, VW executives...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsport has spent the last four years racing through the world’s wooded areas faster than anyone else, but that’s all come to a stop now. Now that the 2016 WRC season is over, so is Volkswagen’s top flight rally team. The team today released their video saying goodbye. And that's...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    One of the reasons that Volkswagen’s dominance in rally was so great is that the team genuinely seemed to be having fun. Despite Germany’s well earned reputation for mirthless efficiency, the guys behind Volkswagen’s rally team took the time to add mirth on their YouTube channel. Now that the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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'...
  11. Misc. Professional Racing
    Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassa could stay at home and watch the final two legs of the 2016 World Rally Championship on TV and they’d still have enough points to be crowned this season’s champions. That’s because the pair won this weekend’s Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada in...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    Jari-Matti Latvala is hoping to win his fourth straight home (Finnish, that is) rally this weekend. This is an important race for the Finn, who sits in fourth place overall in the championship standings at the season’s halfway point. Although fourth is nothing to sneeze at, Latvala, who...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    Although he's leading the WRC driver’s standing by a margin of 51 points (ahead of teammate Andreas Mikkelsen), Sebastien Ogier admits that he has found the first half of this season frustrating. After seven rallies, Ogier has won two races, come in second twice, in third twice, and he finished...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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