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volkswagen-catalunya16a– Crowned with a win: Ogier/Ingrassia wrap up world title after eleven rallies
– Title defence sees champions join Kankkunen and Mäkinen in exclusive club
– Match point number two for Volkswagen in the Manufacturers’ Championship

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) were crowned World Rally Champions for the fourth time in a row after taking victory at the Rally Spain. They guided their Volkswagen Polo R WRC to a fifth win of the season in Catalonia, finishing ahead of Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E, Hyundai) und Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (B/B, Hyundai).Their ninth podium in eleven races triggered wild celebrations. The Frenchmen can no longer be caught at the top of the overall standings in the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

volkswagen-corsica16a– 40th victory for the Volkswagen Polo R WRC, first match point in the Manufacturers’ Championship
– Fourth win of the season for Ogier/Ingrassia, 36th of their career
– Podium for third-placed Mikkelsen/Jæger, fourth place for Latvala/Anttila

A home win worth its weight in gold: Volkswagen duo SébastienOgier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) took a crucial step towards the title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the 36th win of their career. The three-time champions dominated the Rally France on Corsica from the word go, leaving runners-up Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (B/B, Hyundai) and their Volkswagen team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) to fight it out for the minor places. Read More »

– 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 »

– 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 »