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– 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 »

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– 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

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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 »

– 15 models of the new rally Polo GTI planned for 2018
– From Belgium to Paraguay: Interest from teams around the world
– Each Polo GTI R5 assembled by hand in Hanover

The anticipation is half the fun: shortly before the start of the 2018 rally season, Volkswagen has now provided the first 15 customers with information on the delivery of their new Polo GTI R5. Read More »

– 15 titles in rally, rallycross and circuit championships
– Volkswagen customer teams enjoy global success
– Member of Board of Management, Development, Dr. Welsch: “Motorsport an important ambassador”

Volkswagen ended the 2017 motorsport season with a record. Never before had the Wolfsburg-based brand won more international and national championships. Volkswagen is the only automobile manufacturer to have won titles in such a wide range of different motorsports: Volkswagen drivers overcame strong opposition to win a total of 15 renowned championships around the world, in rallying, rallycross, touring car, single-seater, sprint and endurance racing. Read More »

– 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 »

– 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 »

– Vernay secures the most important TCR title with third place in Dubai
– Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR crowned best car of the year
– Team Leopard Racing wins international TCR series for the second time with Volkswagen

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– 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 »