Tag Archive: Volkswagen

May 25

WRC: Mikkelsen eyes title push

The Norwegian believes Saturday and Sunday were two of his best days in a rally car

Andreas Mikkelsen feels ready to battle for the WRC title after a revitalised approach to the final two days of last weekend’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal carried him to second place. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Volkswagen’s vision of the future

Volkswagen has been testing key 2017 components in the current Polo R chassis since August last year

Designers at Volkswagen Motorsport have produced a concept drawing of how the manufacturer’s Polo R World Rally Car could look when new technical regulations are introduced into WRC next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Ogier aiming to make history on WRC century

Unbeaten since Vodafone Rally Portugal last year

World Championship leaders Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia will make their 100th WRC start at the upcoming Rally Guanajuato México [3 – 6 March] and Ogier hopes to mark the occasion with a record-equalling win.

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Feb 14

WRC: Ogier claims third Sweden win (+result)

Ogier also won the final live TV Power Stage to claim three bonus points

Sébastien Ogier secured his third Rally Sweden victory when he won the second round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ogier clear in Monte after Meeke’s demise

“It’s a shame for Kris as he was very fast this weekend and we had to produce a big performance to stay ahead of him”

“Sébastien Ogier will start Sunday’s final leg of Rallye Monte-Carlo with a near two-minute lead after his two closest challengers retired during a dramatic Saturday afternoon in the French Alps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

VW targets reliabilityin 2016 updates

“The opposition has not been sleeping, and has modified its cars for the new season”

Volkswagen has fine-tuned its all-conquering Polo R to increase reliability as it heads into next week’s opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship at Rallye Monte-Carlo (21 – 24 January). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Star-studded entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sébastien Ogier heads the seeded entry list

A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, will start Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship, later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Kristoffersson and Marklund to drive for new Volkswagen RX Sweden team 

A new Volkswagen RX Sweden Team will compete in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy

World RX - Johan Kristoffersson and Anton Marklund 1 Marklund Motorsport and Volkswagen Team Sweden have joined forces to create the all-new team and signed drivers Johan Kristoffersson and Anton Marklund to pilot a pair of Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Toyota eyes threecars for 2017 return

Toyota could run three cars when it returns to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017, according to team principal Tommi Mäkinen

The Finn, who will oversee Toyota’s return after a 17-year absence, said discussions had started with potential drivers for seats in the team’s all-new Yaris World Rally Car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

FIA WRC champions crowned in Paris

Volkswagen collected the biggest haul, taking a clean sweep of the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ WRC titles for the third consecutive season

After 13 rounds and 4,393.23 stage kilometres, this year’s World Rally Championship concluded on Friday night when the champions’ received their silverware at a glittering FIA prize-giving ceremony at the Lido theatre in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

VW discussed possible Red Bull collaboration

“There’s an awful lot of speculation and conjecture about our situation at the moment.”

2014-01-16_0458 Christian Horner confirms Red Bull did indeed enter into discussions with the Volkswagen Group, but plays down the likelihood of it happening now. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Ogier hopes to break Volkswagen duck

ADAC Rallye Deutschland

ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Sebastien OgierAn elusive victory on home soil will be the target for Volkswagen’s flying trio of drivers at the Rally of Germany in Trier this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Volkswagen to start 2017 testing

The German squad will be the first manufacturer to test a car featuring the exciting new-generation rules

Volkswagen Motorsport is due to begin testing a World Rally Car incorporating new-for-2017 technical regulations this month, wrc.com understands. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Ogier holds slender lead in Poland

Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2-3 after Friday’s opening leg of 72nd LOTOS Rally Poland

The FIA World Rally Championship leader headed Andreas Mikkelsen by 2.1sec, with Jari-Matti Latvala a further 8.7sec behind in third. All three are driving Polo R cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

74 entries for LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland

There are 14 entries in the top-line World Rally Car class

The organisers of LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland have confirmed a seventy-four car entry for the event, which runs from 2-5 July and is the seventh round of the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Tanner Foust earns first GRC win for Volkswagen Beetle in Daytona

Rockstar Energy Drink VW Beetle charging for the championship

The Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle slides to rallycross victory in Daytona Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust drove the new Volkswagen Beetle rallycross car to its maiden GRC victory this weekend at the Daytona Global Rallycross doubleheader. His victory makes it two in a row for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team, after teammate Scott Speed won at the non-championship scoring X Games earlier this month in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Neuville hungers for more power

Neuville downplayed the significance of the changes

Thierry Neuville believes engine modifications introduced at Rally Guanajuato Mexico gave his Hyundai i20 World Rally Car a modest power increase – but still not enough to challenge the championship leading Volkswagens. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Volkswagen Sweden presents two World Championship teams

Both teams were presented at a press conference staged in Stockholm

World RX - Volkswagen Sweden Two World Championship teams backed by Volkswagen Sweden will enter the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

FIM CEV Repsol Championship to reach global audience

Here’s your chance to see the latest cars from M-Sport, Volkswagen, Citroen and Hyundai from any angle you want.

The FIM CEV Repsol expands its international television coverage The FIM CEV Repsol Championship will now be broadcast all over the world to a huge audience via a number of different platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Rallye Monte Carlo: Ogier wins the Monte again

Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has taken the victory on Rallye Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier Sebastien Ogier starts the 2015 WRC season with victory on Rallye Monte Carlo, as he bids to take the Drivers’ title for the third year in succession. Read the rest of this entry »

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