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– Super sporty variant of the new Polo GTI¹ for global rallying
– 200 kW/272 hp turbo engine, four-wheel drive and safety package
– FIA homologation in late summer, race debut planned for autumn 2018

The stage is set for the rally GTI: The Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 enjoyed a successful world premiere. Read More »

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– Golf GTI gets a facelift for the 2018 racing season
– This update stays close to production model
– Debut at the Essen Motor Show (02 to 10 December) Read More »

– Excitement and thrills: Volkswagen driver Daniel Ticktum wins ahead of Lando Norris
– Jubilee: one-two result marks tenth win overall for Volkswagen
– Strong line-up: six Volkswagen drivers in the top ten

Extreme tension to the finish. Daniel Ticktum (GB) from the Volkswagen customer team Motopark with VEB has recorded a surprising and historic win at the prestigious Formula 3 Grand Prix in Macau. Read More »

– European Formula 3 champion Lando Norris starts for the Carlin team
– Runner-up in European Championship, Joel Eriksson, to drive for the Motopark team
– Volkswagen the most successful engine supplier, with nine wins

From 16 to 19 November, the Volkswagen drivers will do battle for the trophy at the most prestigious Formula 3 race of the year, the 64th Macau Grand Prix. The motorsport classic in the Asian gambling paradise of Macau has always been regarded as the unofficial Formula 3 world championship, and was actually awarded World Cup status by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in 2016. Following last year’s victory for António Félix da Costa (P), Volkswagen’s ninth success in Macau, the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer now has its sights set on adding win number ten this year. Read More »

– Volkswagen Motorsport develops rally version based on the new Polo GTI
– Customer outings in numerous rally championships around the world planned
– Second customer racing pillar in addition to the successful Golf GTI TCR for the circuit Read More »

– Aiming to set a record on legendary Pikes Peak (USA)
– Electric prototype with the technology of tomorrow
– Comeback for Volkswagen after more than 30 years

New challenge in motorsport with the technology of tomorrow: Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world’s most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. Read More »

– TCR International: Vernay top of the table again
– TCR Asia: Kusiri and Engstler team win championship
– VLN: Title for the Golf GTI TCR on the Nordschleife

TCR International Series – Victory for Huff, championship lead for Vernay
Volkswagen driver Rob Huff (GB) claimed a victory at the penultimate race weekend of the TCR International series in Zhejiang (CHN). Driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for the Leopard Racing team, the Briton came home ahead of fellow Volkswagen driver Gianni Morbidelli (I) and Seat driver James Nash (GB) to win race two. Read More »

– Feat of strength: Solberg exceeds all expectations in Buxtehude
– Maiden win: Baumschlager wins the Rally Liezen in the Polo R WRC

FIA World Rallycross Championship
Petter Solberg shines with fourth place at Volkswagen’s home event Read More »

Kristoffersson and PSRX win Drivers’ and Team titles

Johan Kristoffersson (S) won the Drivers’ title in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) in Riga (LV), with races still to come. Kristoffersson’s commanding victory in the final also ensured that PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden cannot be caught in the Team competition. “I need a bit more time to take in this incredible success,” said Kristoffersson, with tears of joy, in his first interview after clinching the title. Read More »

Johan Kristoffersson (S) has won the seventh race of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Lohéac (F), securing his fifth victory of the season. It was also his fourth win in a row, making the Swedish driver the first to record such an achievement in the World Rallycross Championship. In rainy conditions on a very slippery circuit, the world championship leader from the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team put on a commanding display to claim the win in the final, well ahead of local hero Sébastien Loeb (F/Peugeot), who led the event on Saturday evening, and Mattias Ekström (S/Audi). “I have never been so comfortable in a car in rainy conditions before,” said Kristoffersson after his win. “While it was dry yesterday, Sébastien Loeb put us under quite a bit of pressure but the team did a great job today and put out a superb car.” Read More »