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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen South Africa enlisted the help of former F1 driver Eddie Jordan to introduce its latest Global Touring Car. Based on the Mk8 Golf, it’s the first official race car we’ve seen built on the new Golf’s chassis. The car is a shift for Volkswagen SA, which previously raced Jettas in the...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    It’s not often you see a video of a real car and think “that must be real, because I don’t think Forza would allow you to be quite that ridiculous.” But here we are. This Corrado is widebodied almost beyond recognition for competition in European hill climb competition and it howls like a...
  3. Misc. Professional Racing
    As Volkswagen invests heavily in its production EV future, the German automaker will transition away from internal combustion and toward electric powertrains in its motorsport endeavors, as well. The company is preparing to cancel all of its factory internal combustion racing programs save for...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week, VW took to the annual celebration of all things GTI to announce the arrival of a new model based on its Touring Car Racer. The Golf GTI TCR Concept featured a limited slip differential, a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, and special air inlets to get more air into the 2.0-liter...
  5. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen Motorsports will end its involvement in popular feeder series Formula 3 in 2018 to focus instead on rallying and touring car racing. The announcement marks the end of an era in which numerous German drivers rose to the highest ranks of motorsport via VW. Between 1982 and 1991, all...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    It's a big win for the Golf GTI TCR at the first race in 2018 of the 24H series, the 24H Dubai. The GTI TCR touring car claimed a TCR class victory in the race, which also gave it a win for the TCE touring car category. DRivers Luca Engstler, Florian Thoma, Benjamin Leuchter, and Jean-Karl...
  7. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen’s professional racing lineup may have shrunk last year, but its customer racing program is still going strong. Why are people lining up to spend $100,000-ish on a GTI? Autoblog Netherlands finds out. Unfortunately, this review is in Dutch, so some reading will be required, but the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Audi RS3 LMS will be racing in America for the first time ever this weekend at the Virginia International Raceway. The Pirelli World Challenge race will be the race-prepped RS3's first chance to show off its mettle against other cars in the Touring Car (TC) class, but it won’t be its first...
  9. Touring Car
    Team Leopard Racing have come to grips with their new Golf GTI TCR. This weekend at Spa they claimed all three steps on the podium in the TCR International Series' second race. Last weekend was the third round of the series, in which the GTI TCR made its debut earlier this year. Every race...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    YouTuber and co-host of the not-at-all-doomed new, new Top Gear Chris Harris will be racing in the Blancpain Endurance Series this season. Harris will be racing a Bentley Continental GT3 for Bentley Team Parker Racing in the Am class. There, he will be one of four Bentleys racing in the five...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    To celebrate the fact that race cars haven’t been legislated into oblivion, we present to you our Find of the Day: a real life race car. No, really! These two Jettas raced in honest-to-God competition and did well. Last year the touring cars got four podiums in the Pirelli World Challenge (a 1...
  12. Touring Car
    Benjamin Leuchter of Racing One earned fought his way up to second place in the inaugural ADAC TCR race, at Oschersleben. His strong performance in Saturday’s race is the first ever podium for the new Golf GTI TCR, which was specifically designed to be raced in Touring Car Racing. “I am mega...
  13. Misc. Professional Racing
    It was a successful introduction for Banjamin Leuchter and his bright red Golf GTI TCR. Together they blitzed the fifth test session for the new ADAC touring car series, crossing the line with the fastest time at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Leuchter set consistently fast times over the two...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    The 2016 British Touring Car Championship will have a full 32 car grid thanks to its newest team, Bubble and Kick Racing (Team BKR). The team announced this morning that it will race two Volkswagen Passat CCs and has hired Aaron Smith and Mark Howard to pilot the machines. The cars previously...
  15. Misc. Professional Racing
    Wolfsburg (18th March 2016). The stage is set for the new circuit racer: the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR successfully completed the official TCR comparison tests in Valencia (E). Prior to this, the first five of 20 cars were delivered to two customers. The cars were then put through their paces...
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