Volkswagen Polo R WRC finishes second in Rally Monte Carlo

Volkswagen Polo R WRC 22.01.2013
Volkswagen Polo R WRC 22.01.2013

Loeb's Citroen takes the win

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC has managed to take second place in Rally Monte Carlo.

After more than 20,000 km (12,427 miles) of testing, 17 months of development and 1,700 new components, Volkswagen's Polo R WRC has made its motorsport debut and grabbed second place thanks to Sebastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia.

Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen took the win, while the last place of the podium was obtained by Dani Sordo also in a Citroen. Volkswagen had another car in the rally driven by Jari-Matti Latvala and co-pilot Miikka Anttila but they had to retire after a crash caused by loss of traction in the first mile of the Col de Turini stage where in some of the sections there was snow.

The next race of the 2013 WRC season is scheduled for February 7 in Sweden.

Source: Volkswagen

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MohamedMahmood MohamedMahmood
So who's the 1st !?
Jan 23rd, 2013 10:29am
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9TNine 9TNine
"Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen took the win" (start of 3rd paragraph in story above)
Jan 23rd, 2013 1:15pm
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MohamedMahmood MohamedMahmood
How come I didnt notice that..!! thanks for pointing me :)
Feb 22nd, 2013 3:49pm
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Kid_Voltron Kid_Voltron
Another VAG advertisement from WCF .... that's about the only time we'll ever hear of WRC or Les Mans...when its a VAG product on the spotlight, Toyota have more than astonished everyone with their performance in Les Mans, Peugeot won the most Les Mans Cup races, yet all we hear or ever heard was when Audi won, all Citroens in the WRC class this weekend finished the most gruelling rally in at least 2 decades and not only that, all of them in the top 5, Sebastien Loeb put it beyond reasonable doubt that Ogier like other drivers compared to him is a class below par, he won by over 1.5 minute...so what the car was developed for 17 Months and 20 000KM? Prodrive achieved a podium with their MINI despite having a spare change budget by Citroen Racing or M-Sports standards whose budgets are in turn dwarfed by VAG's budget for that matter, Ford Fiesta WRC and Citroen DS3 WRC are still fairly new cars as well and did extremely well in their maiden season, the difference in them wasn't too apparent...not to mention VW have multiple times the budget of all other teams this year, if it wasn't for Abu-Dabhi and Qatar there would be no M-Sport and Citroen WRT teams. Yes I'm venting, can we get reports about the actual sports instead of being biased against other teams, okay maybe this article is not about the WRC but the Polo R, but why ? is someone paying for this? Not to mention that 50% of this article is comprised of last weeks article, more effort should be focused on showcasing lesser privileged teams to create awareness..oh..I forgot it's not about the sport...never mind. I know I might get persecuted for this but there, there. An honest opinion.
Jan 23rd, 2013 10:06am
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Not a bad start
Jan 23rd, 2013 4:39am
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Beybaba Beybaba
More racing and less leds on WRC please.
Jan 23rd, 2013 12:05am
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Garais877 Garais877
impresive, after 22 YEAR ABSENCE :)
Jan 22nd, 2013 8:30pm
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BrunoGolub BrunoGolub
ah come on... grandpa won... and he is retired... vw should stick on building golfs and beetles. thats what they're good at. racing, i dont think so
Jan 23rd, 2013 1:33am
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