VW PULLS OUT OF RALLY CHAMPS
VOLKSWAGEN has finally confirmed the rumours that it will pull its works team from the national rally championship.
In a statement released after the Polokwane Rally on Sunday, Volkswagen’s Motorsport head Mike Rowe said: “Volkswagen Motorsport will, in future, focus on supporting privateer teams and the National Rally Commission as a technical partner.
“Volkswagen will also sponsor the 2016 Volkswagen Rally and support for circuit racing will continue, including an entry in the new GTC formula mooted for 2016.
“The Volkswagen Motorsport team, the drivers, navigators and all our sponsors, especially Esteq, have earned our thanks for their support, dedication and hard work over the years.”
He added that VW hopes to enjoy future partnerships with Sasol.
There is no news yet if any of the VW driving pairs, Henk Lategan and Barry White, Gugu Zulu and Hilton Auffray, and Hergen Fekken and Pierre Arries, will race as privateers. — WR.