Volkswagen shakes down first “proper” Polo R WRC

Dieter Depping and Sebastien Ogier successfully completed first test session of Volkswagen’s newly built Polo R WRC. Unlike the “zero” car used for team’s presentation filming and driven by Carlos Sainz, new car is more in tune with WRC specifications and carries the number of improvements.

After successfully competing in Rally Sweden, Volkswagen remained in Scandinavia in order to give it’s new racing machine a proper workout in the snowy conditions.

First behind the wheel was Volkswagen’s test driver Dieter Depping with Sebastien Ogier taking over the reigns a bit later. Simultaneously team tested the current S2000 specced ┼ákoda Fabia.

For now Volkswagen remains tight-lipped about the impressions from winter outing, but unofficial sources claim results were very positive.