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– WTCR: Podium for Huff and Bennani with the Golf GTI TCR at season-opener in Marrakesh
– BTCC: First podium for Jake Hill in Brands Hatch thanks to clever choice of tyres

FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)
Two podiums as the “new world series” gets going – strong performances by Huff and Bennani in the Golf GTI TCR Read More »

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– Sébastien Loeb Racing competing with two 350 hp touring car racers
– Quality not quantity: Robert Huff and Mehdi Bennani form the Volkswagen spearhead
– Golf GTI TCR key to consecutive championship successes in the world’s top TCR series

The start of the top class for touring car racing: this coming weekend, Volkswagen is taking some stellar references to the start of the debut season in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). After two consecutive titles in the top international TCR series – the TCR International championship, which has now joined with the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) – the Volkswagen customer team Sébastien Loeb Racing is now the brand spearhead with two Golf GTI TCRs. Read More »

– WRX: Kristoffersson, Solberg and the Polo R Supercar in the spotlight at Silverstone
– Season-opener in Asia – Volkswagen celebrates two TCR series wins in Sepang
– Golf GTI TCR with two historic triumphs at series debut in Great Britain Read More »

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has officially launched its 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy title defence with the unveiling of its new Volkswagen Polo R Supercars today in Autostadt, Wolfsburg (Tuesday). Read More »

– Unveiling of the new Polo R Supercar for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX)
– Fit for the title defence, thanks to systematic improvements
– Volkswagen R new partner of the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team
– World champions Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg out to defend titles

The stage is set for the title defence: Volkswagen Motorsport’s new Polo R Supercar has been unveiled in Autostadt Wolfsburg. The 570-hp four-wheel drive powerhouse for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) has a new look. Read More »

– Production-based vehicles take centre stage in customer sport strategy
– Golf GTI TCR and Polo GTI R5 as attractive alternatives for circuit racing and rallying
– Long-term Formula 3 commitment as engine manufacturer to end after 2018 season

Volkswagen Motorsport will focus even more on production-based racing in the future. With the hugely successful Golf GTI TCR and the new Polo GTI R5, Volkswagen is able to offer its customers attractive cars for circuit racing and rallying. The long-term commitment as engine manufacturer in Formula 3, which has yielded a host of international stars, will end in 2018. Read More »

– First TCR title of the year goes to a Volkswagen driver
– At 17 years of age, Luca Engstler is the youngest TCR champion ever
– More success in the team championship: Titles number 11 and 12 for the racing Golf

Luca Engstler (D) is the 2018 TCR Middle East champion. The 17-year-old driver from Liqui Moly Team Engstler won the first TCR title of the year for Volkswagen in the 350-hp Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR at the final round of the touring car championship in Bahrain (BRN) this weekend. Read More »

– Former WTCC team set to join the new FIA WTCR series
– Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani named as drivers
– Smeets: “Great to see another successful team turn to Volkswagen”

A big name and a successful team: Sébastien Loeb Racing, co-owned by record world rally champion, Sébastien Loeb (F), will put its faith in Volkswagen in the newly-formed FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). Read More »

– Volkswagen is entering the world’s most famous hill climb with a fully electric racing car
– World Endurance champion Dumas has already won the “Race to the Clouds” in Colorado (USA) three times
– The goal on 24 June 2018 is to set a new track record for electric racing cars

Volkswagen is banking on experience for its comeback in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. On 24 June 2018, more than 30 years after Volkswagen last entered the world’s most famous hill climb, Romain Dumas from France will be behind the wheel of the marque’s first fully electric racing car. Read More »

– Cold test passed: Solberg, Grönholm and Tidemand test the Polo GTI R5 in Sweden
– Unbeatable: Engstler and Thoma win in Dubai with the Golf GTI
– Race of Champions: Volkswagen drivers Kristoffersson and Solberg in action

Volkswagen in Customer Sports
World rally champions test the Polo GTI R5 in Sweden

Ice test passed: The new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 has been successfully put through its paces in Sweden – by three world rally champions, no less. Read More »