Volkswagen Motorsport has overhauled its management, as Sven Meets takes charge as Volkswagen Motorsport Director, from 1st September 2016. Meets replaces Jost Capito, who will be quitting the company, to join McLaren Formula One team.
Lukas Urban, will be taking charge as Commercial Managing Director from Kirsten Zimmermann, who will be handling new management role in Volkswagen. Similarly, Francois-Xavier Demaison is appointed as Technical Director, who replaces Donatus Wichelhaus, who gets promoted as Director of Engine Development.
Sven Meets will handle all of Volkswagen's motorsports activities, including FIA World Rally Championship. Meets joined Volkswagen Motorsport in 2012 as WRC team manager, and gets promoted as Sporting Director in 2016.
Demaison also joined Volkswagen in 2012, and played a vital role in development of Polo WRC car. Wichelhaus who joined the German firm in 2005, is now head of engine development, to be used for motorsport purpose.