Volkswagen Motorsport did not cease in their work. To the pair of the
dispute of the Rally RACC Catalunya test in which Andreas Mikkelsen has
achieved its first victory in the WRC, the team will test the training
the German has been back in action. Marcus Gronholm has been put at the controls
the Polo R WRC with which the brand is preparing the technical change by 2017.
We speak as always of a mule testing of the current World Rally Car with
some of the solutions aerodynamic to propose the technical standards of
With the title and subtitle of pilots and co-pilots insured, as well as the crown in the classification for constructors, Volkswagen has a lot of room for action. The Polo R WRC is the vehicle of reference and the brand can allow itself the luxury of looking to the future in a different way to the rest of the manufacturers. In fact, Hyundai is still immersed in the test of the i20 WRC 2016. Recently, the hyundai brand was testing the unit based on the model of five doors on asphalt, so I start to test with the rules of 2017 still is not among the plans of the brand.
In relation to this test, Marcus Gronholm has tested a new aerodynamic kit in the Polo R WRC, which is the first test on asphalt of this mule testing. As already happened with the test carried out on earth weeks ago, the differences with respect to the current Polo R WRC are remarkable. The bumper is wider, the wheel arches front and rear are still more marked, and even the body or the intake air of the roof seems to have changed his ways. Yes, Volkswagen does not give clue about the new rear wing.