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– Ogier/Ingrassia repeat last year’s victory at the Rally Germany to extend their lead in the world championship
– Thrilling finale – Mikkelsen/Jæger just miss out on the podium in fourth place
– 81 podium finishes, including 39 wins: Volkswagen gives Jost Capito a winning send-off

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VW pre-Deutschland16b– Spectacle in the “Arena Panzerplatte”, celebrity guests and vintage cars
– Taxi rides alongside rally legend Markku Alén in the Polo R WRC
– Great regret at cancellation of 2016 Rally China

A real highlight for Volkswagen in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): celebrities, many vintage Volkswagens and a three-time German rally champion will add some extra glitz to the German car maker’s home event. Here is an overview of the news from the team. Read More »

VW Poland16a– An extra portion of courage: Mikkelsen claims second WRC win in Poland, Ogier and Volkswagen lead championship at halfway point
– Last-gasp success in Poland: Mikkelsen/Jægerwin in the rain
– Volkswagen leads Manufacturer, Driver and Co-Driver World Championships at halfway

Thrilling right down to the wire, with fortune favouring the brave: Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) produced an outstanding display in Poland to take their second victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

VW Argentina16d– Second place – Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia narrowly miss out on victory
– 74th podium for Polo R WRC: Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger finish third
– Impressive team effort enables Latvala/Anttila to pick up Manufacturer points

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) extended their lead in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with second place in Argentina. Read More »

Emotional start: Volkswagen duos thrill fans in Córdoba – and vice versa

An enthralling sprint to open the Rally Argentina: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) made a successful and spectacular start to the event. Together with Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E, Hyundai) they clocked the fastest time on stage one of the fourth round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

VW Newsletter April16cVolkswagen kicked off its Rally Argentina (21-24 April) with a spectacular event in Buenos Aires at the weekend, prior to the official start. Volkswagen drivers Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) took the Polo R WRC for a spin in front of thousands of spectators in Tigre on Saturday. They completed a thrilling street circuit, during which they put their smoking tyres through their paces with a number of donuts. The Red Bull X Fighters also put on a stunning show, with breath-taking stunts in their freestyle motocross display. The event was broadcast live on Argentinean television – including by FOX TV, a partner station of the Rally Argentina. Beforehand, the team from Wolfsburg had been welcomed by Volkswagen Argentina CEO Pablo Di Si and the mayor of Tigre, Julio Zamora. “It is a fantastic event,” said Di Si. “We are proud and happy that the team was able to stop by, and we have our fingers crossed for them for the rally.” Read More »

– XXL appetite for victory: Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen want 13th win for the Polo R WRC
– Unbeaten from Portugal 2015 to Mexico 2016, Argentina would make it a full house
– Long break for the drivers: skiing, decorating, new additions to the family

From Portugal to Mexico and now, hopefully, Argentina: Volkswagen goes into the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in a particularly determined frame of mind. Read More »

– 37th victory for the Polo R WRC: Latvala/Anttila win in Mexico, ahead of Ogier/Ingrassia
– Round three of the WRC season features highest point and longest stage of the year
– Volkswagen equals own record of twelve wins in a row in front of 300,000 spectatorsVW Mexico16c Read More »

VW Mexico16a– Frenetic fans, World Heritage Site setting and big rally party
– Three spectator stages get the Rally Mexico underway
– Ogier/Ingrassia take the lead, Latvala/Anttila in third, Mikkelsen/Jæger in fourth

Fireworks and full throttle celebration in Guanajuato: Volkswagen experienced an emotional start to the Rally Mexico in front of thousands of celebrating fans. In the silver mine city of Guanajuato, which is a World Heritage Site, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) in the Polo R WRC were the highlights of the night of rally nights. Read More »

VW pre-Mexico16– 100th WRC start: Ogier/Ingrassia aim to mark the occasion with a win
– Mikkelsen/Jæger are closest challengers, good starting position for Latvala/Anttila
– Run of victories: Volkswagen can equal own record in the highlands of Central Mexico

The air gets thinner as you approach the summit: this is an apt description of the situation at round three of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »