The German firm could run up to three of its Polo R World Rally Cars next season with Sebastien Ogier long since signed as the team’s lead driver. It has highlighted its home round of the WRC as the perfect opportunity to experience what it takes to field three cars in competition at the same time.
“Rallye Deutschland is our home round and an absolute highlight in our preparation for the WRC entry with the Polo R WRC next year,” said Volkswagen Motorsport boss Jost Captio. “For the first time this season, we’re competing with three vehicles at a WRC round. The challenging special stages around Trier will provide the drivers and our whole team with further important experiences for the future. And naturally we’re looking forward to our run in front of such a large crowd and want to deliver a superb show to the rally fans in Germany.”
Joining Ogier in the Volkswagen line-up on the Trier-based round are rising talents Andreas Mikkelsen and Sepp Wiegand, who are both being touted as future factory drivers. All three will pilot Super 2000-specification Skoda Fabias.