Volkswagen celebrated a historic victory in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC): from the pole position, Fredrik Ekblom (S) won the series’ second round at Karlskoga in the biogas-powered Scirocco CNG. His team colleague Patrik Olsson (S) completed the good result with a fifth-place finish. The second race, as well, had a positive outcome for Volkswagen: Ekblom and Olsson took places six and seven. At the Dakar Rally Volkswagen had made history with alternative power as well after having been the the first manufacturer, in 2009, to have won the automobile classification with a diesel engine and repeating this triumph in 2010.
- Volkswagen Motorsport