Tag Archive: Volkswagen

Nov 17

WRC: Ogier fastest in Australia warm-up

World champion Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2 in Thursday morning’s shakedown at Kennards Hire Rally Australia

He set the fastest time in his third and final run through the 5.02km Boyds Road speed test, edging Polo R team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by a tenth of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

WRC: Volkswagen targets winning farewell

“It’s a strange situation for everyone at Volkswagen Motorsport”

WRC - Volkswagen targets winning farewell Volkswagen has pledged to end its FIA World Rally Championship era on a high note when its bows out in Australia this weekend after four years of dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

WRC: Where now for Volkswagen trio?

Volkswagen, Citroën and Hyundai had all confirmed their line-ups for next year

Volkswagen’s shock withdrawal from the FIA World Rally Championship has kick-started an intriguing driver transfer market just when the seats for 2017 seemed to have settled. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Volkswagen pulls out of WRC

The German manufacturer confirmed its withdrawal on Wednesday morning following a board meeting 24 hours earlier

Volkswagen is to withdraw from the FIA World Rally Championship at the end of the current season and turn its rallying focus on the development of a Polo R5 car for customer use. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WRC: Ogier ends his winless streak

“It’s been really exciting and a long time since I was battling like this for a win”

WRC - Ogier ends his winless streak Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to the top step of the WRC podium at ADAC Rallye Deutschland as he successfully brought an end to his six-event winless streak.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WRC: Ogier takes win in Germany

Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to rally-winning form on Sunday afternoon as he won ADAC Rallye Deutschland

The Frenchman snatched the lead of this season’s first all-asphalt rally from team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on day two with a string of stunning performances in the Baumholder military proving ground stages and managed his lead from there on in to win by 20.3. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Mikkelsen braced for “big challenge”

ADAC Rally Deutschland

Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2016 Germany in Trier, Germany on August 19, 2016 Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen said it will be a “big challenge” to protect his slender overnight ADAC Rally Deutschland lead – but he was committed to taking the risks that may be required. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Kamaz vs Volkswagen at Rally Finland – Offroad titans tackle rally’s most famous jump

Kamaz and Volkswagen battle on WRC Finland’s iconic Ouninpohja stage

Kamaz vs Volkswagen at Rally Finland - Offroad titans tackle rally’s most famous jump The 318-horsepower Volkswagen Polo R WRC, a car that has won Rally Finland three times, faced the Kamaz 4326 truck, the undisputed King of the Dakar with close to 1000 horsepower, on a narrow road for an enormous jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Twenty World Rally Cars in Finland

The stellar entry matches Rally Sweden in 2013

Neste Rally Finland (28 – 31 July) expects 20 World Rally Cars to start the Jyväskylä-based forest spectacular – a figure not surpassed in the FIA World Rally Championship for almost eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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