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Volkswagen Motorsport India shines at FMSCI INRC 2018

Volkswagen Motorsport India shines at FMSCI INRC 2018

Snapshot: Volkswagen Polo and Polo R2 bag 37 podium finishes across categories and guest drivers Akbar Ibrahim, Sirish Chandran and Vicky Chandhok bag a podium each.

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Volkswagen Motorsport India scripted a success story with flying colours in the recently concluded season of the 2018 FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship. The 2018 FMSCI INRC season saw Volkswagen Polo and Polo R2 securing 37 podium positions and 10 victories altogether overall – INRC 1, INRC 2 and INRC 3 segments.

The INRC 2 competition was neck-to-neck between Arka Motorsports, Snap Racing and Team Champions running the Volkswagen Polo. The Volkswagen Polo driven by Karna Kadur of Arka Motorsports gave a tough competition in the entire event till the final round fighting for the top spot. In INRC 2 segment, Karna bagged 3 wins and 5 podiums, clinching the INRC 2 title also by the season end. INRC 3 racing competition saw Volkswagen Polo clinch 14 out of 15 podium finishes throughout 2018, which marked one of the most successful season performance by a car.

The team at Volkswagen Motorsport India supports all the Volkswagen cars taking part in the INRC rounds with technical assistance and supply of parts. The only factory team which helps privateers with technical expertise and spare parts support at various championship rounds with its rally engineers and technicians is Volkswagen Motorsport India.

Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “2018 has been a brilliant year for us. I am extremely happy to see the Polo being successful across categories, especially bagging the INRC 2 and INRC 3 titles. There was a lot of learning for the teams and the drivers through the year, including for us at the factory. Our Polo R2 ran superbly and grabbed podium in each of its entry and that speaks volumes of its potential.” He further added, “We are now all set to build rally cars for our customers across INRC 1, INRC 2 and INRC 3 category and deliver them before the start of the season.”

Interested buyers who want to build rally spec cars for competitive use can contact Volkswagen Motorsport India at motorsport@volkswagen.co.in

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