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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 Motorsport wants a hat-trick in the 2012 IRC

SKODA Motorsport, 2012 Fabia Super 2000

The SKODA Motorsport team will continue the Fabia Super 2000 project also in the upcoming year 2012. This year the project has led to the greatest achievements in the brand’s long history of motorsport efforts. The participation in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge championship with the Fabia Super 2000 where SKODA has won the titles in both the Drivers and Manufacturers categories for two consecutive years remains the brand’s top priority. Continue reading ‘SKODA Motorsport wants a hat-trick in the 2012 IRC’

300HP VW Polo R WRC successful in first test

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Test Carlos Sainz / Timo Gottschalk

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Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Volkswagen Board of Management for Technology, and the two-time World Rally Champion and “Dakar” winner Carlos Sainz (Spain) completed the first test kilometers in the vineyards of Veldenz near Trier, the location that normally plays host to the ADAC Rallye Deutschland, without any problems today. Prior to competing in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from 2013 onward, Volkswagen will intensively test and continue to develop the four-wheel drive vehicle that delivers an output of about 300 HP. Continue reading ’300HP VW Polo R WRC successful in first test’

Volkswagen successfully completes WRC test rally in Spain

Volkswagen successfully completes WRC test rally in Spain

Volkswagen continued the preparation for its entry in the World Rally Championship in 2013 with the Polo R WRC: At the Spain Rally, the twelfth and penultimate round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), the factory team again fielded two Fabia S2000 cars of the Group’s Skoda brand in order to gather valuable experience in the top category of rally racing. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen successfully completes WRC test rally in Spain’

VW start WRC driver assessment at Finland Rally

Oneighturbo VW Polo R WRC 110504 0850

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In 2013 Volkswagen will start to contest the FIA World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. Until then a rally car with about 300 hp based on the Polo is being developed. To gather initial experience in the World Rally Championship, the team will be contesting selected rallies in 2011 with vehicles from the Volkswagen Group’s Skoda brand. At these rounds top talents are to be given the chance to qualify for a cockpit in the Polo R WRC in a new talent assessment program under competitive conditions. Continue reading ‘VW start WRC driver assessment at Finland Rally’

Interview with Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen on the WRC entry

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Need to know more about Volkswagen’s WRC efforts? Will they be at Dakar 2011? Here’s a small interview with the Head of Volkswagen Motorsport, Kris Nissen. New pics in the gallery as well. Continue reading ‘Interview with Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen on the WRC entry’

300hp VW Polo R WRC to tackle dirt and tarmac in 2013

Oneighturbo VW Polo R WRC 110504 0850

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“We have invited you to join us here in Olbia to announce Volkswagen’s entry in the World Rally Championship starting in 2013.” – These were the words used by Volkswagen Management Board Member Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg as he declared Volkswagen’s entry into the most versatile of the four automobile world championships (World Rally Championship, WRC). Continue reading ’300hp VW Polo R WRC to tackle dirt and tarmac in 2013′

Video: Learn about the historic Porsche 911 SC with Walter Rohrl & Christian Geistdoerfer

World Rally Champion Walter Rohrl and co-driver Christian Geistdoerfer , talk to us about the historic Porsche 911 SC rally car that they are entering into the 2011 ‘Targa Tasmania’. The grueling road rally is held over 2,000km of roads on the Australian island of Tasmania. Continue reading ‘Video: Learn about the historic Porsche 911 SC with Walter Rohrl & Christian Geistdoerfer’




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