A true motorsport fairy tale: Volkswagen also made it perfect to win the manufacturer's title * in the World Rally Championship. Thanks to a one-two victory by Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia (F / F) and Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila (FIN / FIN) at the Rally Spain, the Volkswagen Motorsport team won the manufacturers' ranking in the before the final World Championship run in Great Britain FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) 2013 won. In the debut year of the Polo R WRC, the factory team from Wolfsburg has won nine of twelve rallies so far. A seventh place at the twelfth round of the season in Spain would have been enough to allow Ogier and Ingrassia to win the next World Championship title after winning the Driver and Passenger World Championship *. Before the season finale in Great Britain in November, Volkswagen was unconditionally ahead of defending champion Citroën, who had won the most prestigious Formula 1 championship in the past five years.
Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport Director:
“To win all three world titles in one season is just incredible. We shouldn't forget that we are contesting our first season in the World Rally Championship with the Polo R WRC. This success should be rated all the more highly. Winning the driver and passenger world championship was an absolute highlight for the entire team. Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia in particular fulfilled a dream at their home rally three weeks ago. The Manufacturers' World Championship, on the other hand, is the more important one for an automobile company because it proves that not only a driver is in a class of its own, but also the product itself. "