The third race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship produced a surprise winner: Alessio Lorandi (I) from the Volkswagen customer team Carlin. The 18-year-old youngster won the third race in Pau (F) from pole position. The 2.76-kilometre long race track in southwestern France proved to be challenging for the whole weekend.
Both Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars made it to the final of the third race in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Mettet (B). Anton Marklund (S) completed the race in fourth place in his 600 HP Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar, just missing out on a podium finish. His team-mate Johan Kristoffersson (S) finished the final in sixth place.
The teenagers Joel Eriksson (S) and Guanyu Zhou (CN) have got Volkswagen off to a successful start in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with two podium finishes. 16-year-old Zhou put in a fantastic performance in a rainy second race at the season opener on the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, finishing in third place.
Eight teams are putting their faith in the 330-hp Golf GTI TCR in 2016
Even to look at, the Golf makes no secret of its motor racing genes: 18-inch racing rims, a chassis that is roughly 40 centimetres wider than the production Golf, and a striking rear wing also guarantee optimal handling. An aerodynamic front splitter and carbon rear wing are among the modifications for the racetrack.
Volkswagen driver Charles Leclerc (MC) produced an impressive display to finish runner-up on the winding, crash barrier-lined streets of Macau. The 18-year-old rookie missed out on victory at the iconic Formula 3 Grand Prix in the gambling paradise by just 1.1 seconds.
The biggest Formula 3 race of the year – Volkswagen represented by ten talented youngsters at Macau Grand Prix
It is regarded as the unofficial Formula 3 World Championship: the Macau Grand Prix. Volkswagen can justifiably fancy its changes ahead of the most important and prestigious race in the number one series for young, single-seater drivers.
Two Polo R WRC lead the way in the Shakedown – Volkswagen and Sébastien Ogier enjoy promising start to the Rally Great Britain
Ahead of the furious finale: Latvala and Ogier clock identical times in “Free Practice” Mikkelsen forced to skip Shakedown, but starts as planned on Friday Two Polo R WRCs inseparable at the top of the times list – Volkswagen made a top-class start to the Rally Great Britain. The fastest time in the […]
May the best man win: Volkswagen lines up with three winning crews at WRC finale Second place on the line for Latvala and Mikkelsen at rally classic World champions* Ogier/Ingrassia set sights on hat-trick of wins at Rally GB Three natural born winners striving for the perfect end to the season: Volkswagen is all set […]
Thomas Engström claimed two points finishes at the penultimate round of the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR). The Swede, at the wheel of the new Volkswagen Golf for the racetrack, finished eighth and sixth in the two races at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram (T). Engström was rewarded with twelve points for his efforts. […]
Dramatic first WRC win for Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene World-class duel: Mikkelsen/Fløene vs. Latvala/Anttila World champions* Ogier/Ingrassia retire whilst leading shortly before the end Wolfsburg (25 October 2015). A superlative victory: Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene have won the Rally Spain with Volkswagen to claim their first victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). […]
Swedish World RX team Marklund Motorsport experienced a disappointing weekend at the 11th round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Istanbul Park in Turkey. Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen and PG Andersson yet again proved the pace of the Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar, but both suffered from problems and were unable to progress to the […]
Latvala/Anttila repeat last year’s victory at the Rally France Podium for the twelfth time: Mikkelsen/Fløene are third Power Stage points for Ogier/Ingrassia at the world champions’* home rally Wolfsburg (04 October 2015). Short, tough, successful: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) won the Rally France for the second time in a row. After last year’s historic victory […]
Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene fight back successfully – first and third Rally France shortened again – just two special stages on Saturday Ogier/Ingrassia suffer further set-back Wolfsburg (03 October 2015). Two Polo R WRCs are storming to the head of the field: Volkswagen has moved into first and third place on day two of the Rally […]
Latvala/Anttila overcome adverse weather and arduous conditions – third place Storm front and torrential rain: special stage cancelled due to landslides Puncture slows Ogier/Ingrassia, Mikkelsen/Fløene seventh overall Just two special stages, but enough stories to write an entire book: of the Volkswagen drivers at the Rally France, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) coped best with the […]
Rain and adverse weather make for dramatic few days – Volkswagen among front-runners in Shakedown on Corsica
Slippery conditions on prelude to round eleven of the World Rally Championship Torrential rain and a “medicane” forecast for the coming days Latvala third with the Polo R WRC on Shakedown, Ogier fourth, Mikkelsen ninth Sharpening the senses ahead of a genuine challenge: the Volkswagen drivers used the Shakedown ahead of the Rally France to […]