FIA World Rally Championship
Whether the World Rally Championship on four continents, national one-make cups or the international promotion of junior drivers – Volkswagen’s commitment to motorsport is based on production-based technology.
In entering the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) for the first time in 2013, the works team from Wolfsburg is facing a new challenge. Armed with the Polo R WRC, the outfit is taking on the biggest challenge in automobile racing.
From the iconic Rally Monte Carlo and classics in Sweden, Portugal and Argentina to the final round in Wales – a World Rally Car must be competitive on ice and snow, gravel, asphalt and mud.
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Nothing less than an exclamation mark in the annals of motorsport history. In their debut season, Volkswagen have clinched all three WRC crowns. Never before has a manufacturer started so successfully amid the royalty of rallysport.
Sébastien Ogier together with co-driver Julien Ingrassia had already secured the driver and co-driver titles at their home rally in France. Volkswagen confirmed the Manufacturers’ World Championship title ahead of time at the Rally Spain.
This feat was also made possible thanks to the outstanding season-long performance of Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, as well as the team performance in development and the action of the Polo R WRC.
The World Rally Car from Wolfsburg has tasted victory in ten of the thirteen 2013 WRC events. Volkswagen replaces Citroën as reigning champion in the manufacturer’s race.
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