Scott Speed wins Global Rallycross with Volkswagen


times Are tough for Volkswagen. The #Dieselgate that affects to the engines of the family EA 189 Euro 5 has been extended to other thrusters. If the image of the Volkswagen Group was very damaged, the new irregularities in the consumption data and CO2 emissions has been another hard blow for the German giant. For that reason, each success must be regarded almost as a piece of manna in the wilderness, especially in relation to the sports programs of the brand. Scott Speed has added the title of Global Rallycross this morning at the controls of the Volkswagen Beetle GRC.

The sports projects of the Volkswagen Group are giving their revenue. The brand has achieved the titles of pilots, co-pilots and constructors in the WRC, in addition to being the absolute ruler of the WEC with two of its brands, Porsche and Audi. And this night in Las Vegas has been accomplished the third great sporting success in a difficult year. Scott Speed has been imposed on his teammate Tanner Foust to achieve the title of Global Rallycross (GRC). A podium has been more than enough to ensure a title in which Speed has achieved two victories, both in Los Angeles, for the three wins added by Tanner Foust.

I’m absolutely delighted with the title. It is an indescribable feeling which I have in these moments” said Scott Speed after the last race of the season in which he scored a podium in a season full of successes. The Volkswagen Beetle GRC is a fantastic car. I would like to thank the Volkswagen team Andretti his work. This success would not have been possible without your effort. It has been a long season and we were always confident that the Beetle was a born winner. We have worked hard and in the end we go with the title”.


The Volkswagen Beetle has become the vehicle of reference of the Global Rallycross. With 553 horsepower and traction to the four wheels, the Volkswagen Beetle has been developed in collaboration by Volkswagen America, Volkswagen Motorsport and Andretti Autosport. The numbers speak for themselves, as they Tanner Foust and Scott Speed have reached the podium up to 13 times throughout the season, climbing to the top of the podium in five races. Even so, Volkswagen has only been able to finish as runner-up in the constructors behind Ford.

despite the ultimate success, Volkswagen has also been at the center of the controversy over the season of the Global Rallycross. The rivals suspect that the Beetle GRC features a system of traction control illicit that would allow you to get the best outputs from the grill and also be the vehicle that less skids in slippery conditions, all this being the vehicle the less powerful of the championship. In any case, these suspicions have not resulted and Scott Speed is a champion. An experience not lived since the 2004 season when he won the title in the Formula Renault 2000 Germany.