Yes, dear friends of model cars, Volkswagen has not only the exhaust scandal in thier agenda, but also reasons to celebrate. One of these is the 50th anniversary of the Volkswagen Motorsport, which was precisely launched on July 11 in 1966. Sport Interested, dealers and importers in Munich founded the association formula V Europe eV. Thus the birth of Volkswagen Motorsport. It had it's dtsrt in 1963 in the US where the technique of the automobile manufacturer from Wolfsburg was used to call the junior racing series Formula V (Formula Vee) into life. When re-importing itself made the small Formula racing car - with components of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle - also in Germany a name. In addition to national championships and comparison battles between the US and Europe also an unofficial World Championship was held.
The milestones after the establishment
Until 1971, the philosophy to Formula Super V further developed it and later world champions like Jochen Rindt and Niki Lauda from Austria and Keke Rosberg from Finland shows. In October 1973, the then little small association moved to Hannover. There, the Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH was entered in the register of 2004. Following the successful formula-V era, Volkswagen made in promoting young racer a name: Formula 1 record world champion Michael Schumacher and Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen from Denmark got their start in the Formula 3 with Volkswagen Power in the rear , A touring car school was founded. Class wins at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring with a natural gas-powered Scirocco wrote motorsport history. 2009, 2010, 2011 - the Race Touareg won three times the Rally Dakar.
The crowning of motor sport success then followed with the entry into the FIA ??World Rally Championship WRC. Three times in succession - 2013 to 2015 - won Volkswagen with the Polo R WRC so far all three titles: the manufacturer, and with the two factory drivers Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (F / F), the driver's and passenger's World Cup. A success story that Volkswagen wants to continue this in future. And the Norev in the corresponding model car reacted. More recently a number of new miniatures in 1:18 scale have appeared, such as the Volkswagen Polo R WRC from team Volkswagen Motorsport II and the drivers Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene. Mikkelsen celebrated only on 03 July 2016 in Poland his second WRC victory. His 2015er-race car is to have under item no 6C1.099.302.A, die-cast zinc and of fantastic quality.
Jost Capito on the anniversary
Especially the design of the front apron and air grilles, the paint finish and harmonious overall appearance striking. Typical of Norev: Equipped to the last detail interior of the model. And in this finish some of the race cars of the Volkswagen Motorsport are available. And what says Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport Director, for the anniversary? "50th birthday Volkswagen is well positioned in motorsport like never before And with a very well-rounded program. A global with the Polo R WRC in the World Rally Championship, which, on the track with the young talent in Formula 3 and having Golf GTI TCR in the various international TCR series. Volkswagen is thus positioned for the future and trendsetting in motorsport. This is a reason to celebrate, at the same time but also commitment and motivation. we want to be successful, everywhere we compete. " We say: Good luck!