– Vicky Chandhok, Akbar Ibrahim and Sirish Chandran bag a podium every driving the manufacturing facility-prepped Volkswagen Polo R2

– 37 Podium finishes for Volkswagen Polo and Polo R2 across classes

Volkswagen Motorsport India has ended the 2018 season of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship on a positive observe with the Volkswagen Polo and Polo R2, which secured 37 podium positions and ten victories altogether in normal, INRC 1, INRC 2 and INRC three classes.

Teams Arka Motorsports, Snap Racing and Team Champions, gave each other a difficult opposition with the Volkswagen Polo in INRC 2. Piloting the Volkswagen Polo, Karna Kadur from Arka Motorsports saved the overall championship gripping until the final round as he competed for the pinnacle honors. By the cease of the season, Karna secured three wins and five podiums within the INRC 2 class for his crew, consequently taking the INRC 2 identify as properly. INRC 3 witnessed Volkswagen Polo taking 14 out of 15 viable podium finishes thru the yr, marking one of the most a success day trip for an automobile in a season.

Volkswagen Motorsport India participated with a manufacturing unit-prepped Polo R2 at 3 of the five rounds all through the season. Vicky Chandhok and co-driving force Chandramouli entered the Chennai spherical, Akbar Ebrahim and co-driving force Kumar Ramaswamy drove at the Coimbatore spherical even as Sirish Chandran along with co-driving force Aniruddha Rangnekar piloted the Polo R2 on the Kochi spherical. While Vicky Chandhok and Akbar Ebrahim fetched the Polo R2 1/3 place in their respective entries, Sirish Chandran claimed the second one spot in the INRC 1 class in Kochi. The consequences have been awesome considering the reality that everyone the three drivers have participated after taking a long destroy from aggressive racing.

Speaking on occasion, Sirish Visa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “2018 has been an extremely good 12 months for us. I am extraordinarily glad to peer the Polo being a success across classes, particularly bagging the INRC 2 and INRC 3 titles. There changed into a whole lot of getting to know for the groups and the drivers via the yr, inclusive of for us on the manufacturing facility. Our Polo R2 ran fantastically and grabbed a podium in every of its access, and that speaks volumes of its ability.” He also delivered, “We at the moment are all set to construct rally cars for our clients across INRC 1, INRC 2 and INRC three class and deliver them before the start of the season.”

In addition to racing, the Volkswagen Motorsport India team extended technical assistance and parts aid to all of the collaborating Volkswagen cars for the duration of the rounds of INRC. Volkswagen Motorsport India is the handiest factory crew that is helping privateers with their technical know-how and spares by using being present at numerous rounds of the championship with its rally engineers and technicians. With this programme, Volkswagen Motorsport India is ensuring that smaller teams have to get right of entry to the technical expertise of the manufacturing facility team.

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