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 press release. Let’s get started.

Volkswagen Polo Cup Russia

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Ignatov becomes champion, rookie Rostilov wins final rally

Alexey Ignatov (RUS) has clinched the title in the Volkswagen Polo Cup Russia. Ignatov made do with fourth place in Rally Tmutarakan, the final event of the 2014 season, to win the championship. This outcome didn’t actually look all that likely during the two-day rally as Ignatov struggled with some tyre trouble on his Polo. But his main rival Arkady Bogomolov (RUS) had his own problems, with his gearbox, and ultimately only managed to finish in sixth place, leaving the championship title open for Ignatov. The final rally of the season was won by newcomer Denis Rostilov (RUS), who pushed Yury Uryukov (RUS) and Andrey Vavilin (RUS) into second and third place respectively over the eight special stages with an aggregate distance of 112 kilometres. A total of eight teams lined up to compete in the final rally of the Volkswagen Polo Cup Russia season.

FIA World Rally Championship

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Ogier and Ingrassia win in Spain and defend WRC titles with Volkswagen

The former world champions are now also the new world champions: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F/F) won Rally Spain to once again clinch the drivers’ and co-drivers’ WRC titles. Their seventh win of the season means that their teammates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN), who finished the rally in second place, bringing Volkswagen’s tally of one-two victories to ten, can no longer catch up with the two Frenchmen in the overall rankings of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Ogier/Ingrassia now have an unassailable lead of 31 points ahead of the final rally of the season in the UK. Third place in the rally on Spain’s Costa Daurada went to Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen (Ford). The third Volkswagen duo of Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) likewise secured their overall WRC position before the end of the season in Spain: having scored six points for finishing the rally in seventh place and also a bonus point for their third place in the power stage, the two Norwegians can no longer be bumped out of third place overall.