Volkswagen Looking For Private Entry In 2017 World Rally Championship

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German car maker Volkswagen Polo WRC 2017 car may be expected to compete in the rally series if VW manages to find a private entrant for next season.

Volkswagen pulled out of the WRC last month ending its four-year dominance in the championship. Both the 2016 car and 2017 car can be used by private drivers next year.

It was a surprising development when VW continued to test its 2017 car even after pulling out of the WRC. Later it was confirmed that the car would be homologated.

Now the 2017 VW Polo is all geared up to compete in first round of WRC 2017, all it need is the private funding to complete the FIA's homologation process.

Volkswagen board member Frank Welsch confirmed that the 2017 car can still compete in the next season of the WRC. Welsch said, "Lots of private teams have been asking to run the [2017] car."

He added, "While there is no decision on whether we will do that yet, with development 99% complete it made sense to complete the final hoops required for homologation so we can if necessary."

It is also rumoured that Sebastien Ogier may drive the Volkswagen Polo if at all it is run by a private team. Although Ogier denied to confirm on this as it was only a speculation.

via Autocar

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