Volkswagen has made a dream start to its debut season in the WRC. And with seven of the thirteen rounds complete, it has racked up some impressive statistics; winning more than half of this season’s special stages so far and taking five rally wins.
Volkswagen leads the manufacturers’ championship on 220 points – 46 points clear of defending champions Citroen – while its drivers Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala are first and second in the drivers’ standings - with Ogier a massive 65 points in front.
“We are very happy with the results, as we have far exceeded our original goals,” acknowledged Capito. “However, we cannot afford to take our foot off the gas, but must remain just as focused in the second half of the season if we want to win the World Championship.”
"We still have six races to overcome – a challenge we are looking forward to facing. Our focus for now is on the Rally Finland, the next event at the start of August. That is followed by the Rally Germany – another highlight, the home race for Volkswagen, and our first real asphalt rally. We are already looking forward to the second part of the WRC season and to the sporting challenges that it throws up.”