Volkswagen Motorsport celebrated its 50th anniversary

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Volkswagen Motorsport is celebrating. The department of sports of Volkswagen marks 50 years since the founding of the July 11, 1966 ‘Verband Formel V Europe and. V.’ by a group of traders and importers of Munich. Although there are that go back to 1963 in order to understand this process, the entire time that the technology of the brand was used to develop single-seaters for Formula Vee Junior Racing Series, a drink brand, which was extended by the united States and Germany. With ‘Verband Formel V Europe and. V.’ in march, of the Formula V came riders of the caliber of Jochen Rindt, Niki Lauda or Keke Rosberg.

With these sources, in 1973 this team moved to Hanover, scenario in which you would use the name of Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH for the first time. Since then, the brand has left their mark in different competitions of cars in the Dakar or the WRC, although it has always had a special interest in the promotion of young pilots, taking the part of one or another form of promotion cups. There is more than a leap to a past that is nearest to you and see as Michael Schumacher or Tom Kristensen climbed into cars with engine Volkswagen in the Formula 3.

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Many have been the successes of Volkswagen in these 50 years. Without
however, the hatching of Volkswagen Motorsport has occurred in the
last decade and always away from the circuits
. The great project of the
brand during the first decade of the TWENTY-first Century was the Dakar. Since 2004 and
until 2011, the Volkswagen Touareg craft in the desert
in its various
versions. His commanders were drivers such as Jutta
Kleinschmidt,Juha Kankkunen, Robby Gordon, Ari Vatanen or Dieter Depping.
Volkswagen has won the Dakar in 2009, 2010 and 2011, with Giniel de
Villiers, Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah
.

over this
pharaonic project came in 2013 with the landing of Volkswagen
Motorsport in the World Championship Rally
(WRC), thus returning to
a category that has already had its first appearances in the
decade of the 80 and even managed to win the edition of
1987 Rally of Ivory Coast with a Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V, amen
to add more podiums. Be that as it may, the Volkswagen Polo R WRC
has become on your car’s most successful
after adding 38 wins in 46
rallies contested. With these records, S├ębastien Ogier and Volkswagen
Motorsport have achieved three consecutive titles of pilots and
equipment
.