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Sebastien Ogier, Carlos Sainz test Polo R WRC in Spain

Sebastien Ogier, Carlos Sainz test Polo R WRC in Spain

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Acid test for the new Polo R WRC: Volkswagen factory driver Sebastien Ogier and the former World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz put the Polo for the World Rally Championship (WRC) to a tough test in Spain.

The two rally aces – Ogier is seen by many experts as future world rally champion, Sainz, with two title wins and 26 rally victories is one of the most successful drivers in WRC history – covered around 700 kilometers, equating to about twice the distance of a WRC rally, without any problem in order to take new vehicle components to their stress and load limits and to thus gather important findings for the further development. Volkswagen will be making its debut in the World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC in 2013 and is running an extensive testing and development program until then. Continue reading ‘Sebastien Ogier, Carlos Sainz test Polo R WRC in Spain’

Skoda, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win at Rally Sweden

Skoda, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win at Rally Sweden

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Victory on ice and snow: the Volkswagen factory team successfully concluded the test outing in the Rally Sweden, round two of the FIA World Rally Championship 2012, and collected valuable experience for the future rallies with the Polo R WRC. Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F/F) took class victory with their Skoda Fabia, their team mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Floene (N/N) clinched third place. With more than 200,000 spectators looking on they regularly left more powerful WRC cars trailing in their wake on the way to eleventh and 14th in the overall standings. Continue reading ‘Skoda, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win at Rally Sweden’




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