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– Benjamin Leuchter (D) moves from TCR Germany to the FIA World Touring Car Cup
– Nordschleife expert was involved in the development of the Golf GTI TCR1)
– Volkswagen and Sébastien Loeb Racing opt for international driver team in WTCR

The driver quartet of Volkswagen and Sébastien Loeb Racing for the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup is complete: Benjamin Leuchter (D) moves from ADAC TCR Germany to the pinnacle of touring car racing and will compete in the Golf GTI TCR alongside his team-mates Mehdi Bennani (MA), Rob Huff (GB) and Johan Kristoffersson (S). Sébastien Loeb Racing will field four cars supported by Volkswagen for the first time in 2019. Read More »

– Volkswagen will take part in the legendary Ice Race in Zell am See
– Rally: Two historic Golf and the Polo GTI R5 in action
– Champions: Romain Dumas and Jochi Kleint to attend iconic event

Family get-together for three generations: Volkswagen will take the past, present and future of motorsport to Zell am See for the return of the awe-inspiring Ice Race. Read More »

– Auto Bild Motorsport honours electric prototype as “technological milestone”
– BBC Top Gear magazine praises the ID. R as “template for success at Pikes Peak”

Breath-taking all-time record at the legendary hill climb on Pikes Peak with a pioneering, fully-electric drivetrain and a spectacular look – the Volkswagen ID. R Pikes Peak has already justified the use of many superlatives. The 500 kW (680 PS) prototype sports car has now been crowned “Race Car of the Year” twice – by specialist German magazine Auto Bild Motorsport and by British car magazine BBC Top Gear. This recognition from two renowned and high-circulation magazines follows a year of success on the track. Read More »

– 65th Macau Grand Prix the grand finale of the Formula 3 and WTCR season
– Formula 3: Last year’s winner Daniel Ticktum goes up against Mick Schumacher
– WTCR: Nine-time Macau winner Robert Huff lines up in the Golf GTI TCR

Saving the best for last: the Macau Grand Prix not only represents the fiercely-contested FIA Formula 3 World Cup for the best young drivers around, but also the season finale for the elite drivers in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). The 65th staging of this iconic and prestigious street race has once again attracted the best touring car and Formula 3 drivers from around the world to China from 15 to 18 November. Read More »

Volkswagen celebrated a strong rally debut with the Polo GTI R5: At the Rally Spain, the new customer sport car made a good impression with best times on both gravel and tarmac – and in doing so proved its competitiveness at the highest level from the word go in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Petter Solberg/Veronica Engan (N/N) celebrated a podium finish in third place, Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (F/F) led for much of the rally. At the only works appearance, Volkswagen achieved their self-defined objective of demonstrating the performance of the latest customer sport car. After its sporting debut, the next phase gets underway for the 200 kW (272 PS) Polo GTI R5: In the coming weeks, the first cars will be delivered to international customers – in South America and throughout Europe. Read More »

– Choice of colours and graphic patterns underline just how similar the new rally car is to the standard GTI models
– Initial delivery of the Polo GTI R5 to customers starting from November

The Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 has a new look. The final livery for the 200-kW (272-PS) rally car is a reinterpretation of the spectacular optics that were also realised in the Golf GTI TCR touring car. Read More »

– Defending champion from Sweden wins second WRX title with victory in Austin
– Rallycross record holder Kristoffersson: nine wins from ten races so far this season
– Volkswagen Polo R Supercar remains the dominant force in WRX

He has done it again! Johan Kristoffersson (S) has claimed his second title in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin (USA). Read More »

– 15 cars sold to privateer teams in Europe and South America
– Production-based rally car has a performance of 200 kW (272 PS) and four-wheel drive
– Competitive debut with two Polo GTI R5 at WRC event in Spain

After the Polo R WRC comes the Polo GTI R5. With the World Rally Car version of the Polo, the Volkswagen works team won four FIA World Rally Championship titles between 2013 and 2016. Read More »

– Pebble Beach: I.D. R Pikes Peak stars at the Concours d’Elegance
– Formula 3 European Championship: Daniel Ticktum maintains his lead – Jüri Vips now second overall
– TCR Asia: One-two-three for the GTI TCR in Korea Read More »

– Electric race car completed test phase in Germany, France and the USA
– Converted Golf GTI TCR as technology carrier at the start of development
– Romain Dumas drove the full 19.99 kilometres at Pikes Peak for the first time in the race

It was all over after exactly 7:57.148 minutes. With Romain Dumas at the wheel, the I.D. R Pikes Peak crossed the finish line in the world’s most famous hill climb. A record-breaking sprint that lasted 19.99 kilometres, preceded by numerous tests over a distance of 4,000 kilometres – spread over six months. Read More »