Volkswagen closing its motorsports division

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 25, 2021 | Volkswagen, VW, Motorsport

Come the first of July, Volkswagen Motorsport will be no more:

After 55 years, Volkswagen Motorsport is bidding farewell to the racetracks and rally routes of this world. At the end of June, it will be incorporated in Volkswagen AG, marking the end of an era.”

During those years, Volkswagen Motorsport has made entries into virtually all disciplines of motorsports, from open-wheel racing like Formula Vee and Formula 3, to off-road series like the Dakar Rally and the WRC.

[Remember that time VW sent a twin-engine Golf up Pikes Peak?]

As a way to say goodbye, VW Motorsport has released a free poster titled “From Start To Finish,” which you can download here.

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Comments
Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
6/25/21 1:27 p.m.

Super Vee; I got to drive a few laps in one ages ago.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/25/21 1:33 p.m.

So does this mean that VW racing will be done by the parent company and not a subsidiary? Kinda how it reads to me, not the end of factory VW race cars. 

I have never raced a VW, but my old Golf was pretty good at handbrake turns in the snow and I've had some fun playing tag with an LS7-powered 911. 

El Squancho
El Squancho HalfDork
6/25/21 3:00 p.m.

Is it because they dominated everything they entered? 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/25/21 5:30 p.m.
El Squancho said:

Is it because they dominated everything they entered? 

When was that?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/25/21 5:52 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
El Squancho said:

Is it because they dominated everything they entered? 

When was that?

Well, Formula Vee, for example :D

L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf HalfDork
6/25/21 7:15 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
El Squancho said:

Is it because they dominated everything they entered? 

When was that?

Well, Formula Vee, for example :D

Don't forget Class 5 and Class 11 in off road racing.

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