VOLKSWAGEN COMPLETELY WITHDRAWS FROM MOTOR SPORT

Author of the article: , published on December 2, 2020.

Volkswagen Group with its base brand, it will no longer be active in motorsport. Sports department Volkswagen motorsport they will be dismissed and 169 employees will be reassigned to jobs elsewhere in the group.

The group substantiates this with “Reorientation and continued focus of the company” Which in other words means a diversion to fully electric brand cars. The company guarantees that there will be a supply of spare parts for the vehicles Golf GTI TCR in Polo R5 guaranteed in the long term.

“The Volkswagen brand is on track to become a leading provider of sustainable electromobility. To this end, we are pooling our resources and we have decided to stop participating in motorsport, ” a true member of the group's management Volkswagen for development, Frank Welsch.

It's the end of 2019 Volkswagen announced the end of all activities in motor sports with internal combustion engines after the diesel scandal, even though they already had a completely new Golf GTI TCR. An electrical prototype project ID. R led to several records in mountain speed racing and on celebrity Nordschleife.

All 169 employees will be redeployed to other jobs within the VW Group.

However Volkswagen he had no real alternative to engage in electric motorsport. Obviously the solution Formula E, already cover Audi in Porsche (in the future only Porsche). Subsidiary brand Cupra already has a vehicle in E-TCR. Other racing series without internal combustion engines are currently only in the design phase.

The news are in Wolfsburg announced just one day after Audi 's surprising withdrawal from Formula E in favor of engaging in Dakar and on 24 hours Le Mansa with hybrid race cars. This marks the end of the fifty-year period he was VW present both in some formulas, in the WRC Rally, at the Dakar, in the rallycross and endurance races anNürburgring.

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