Rally The World With Flying Polos

Flying Polos. It’s not a sight you get to see on a regular basis but if you’re a follower of the World Rally Championship then you’ll have become used to seeing a small Volkswagen several feet above the ground.

Volkswagen Polo WRC

It’s been great to see the Volkswagen team breathing life back into a sport that’s been limping along for the last few years. MINI recently had a brief go at WRC, then decided they didn’t want to play after all and took their cars home. Ford have pulled the plug on their works team, leaving privateers M-Sport to carry the torch for the blue oval, and Citroen are slowly cutting back their WRC budget as they look to the World Touring Car Championship instead.

With Sebastien Ogier leading the driver’s championship by a healthy margin and only three rounds to go the German team’s first championship win is almost in the bag. This will be the first year since 2003 that someone other than Sebastien Loeb will have won the Driver’s trophy, although it’s taken Loeb’s departure to the WTCC team to help bring about a new name.

That shouldn’t diminish what Volkswagen have achieved. They’ve gone from zero to hero in an incredibly short time, driven by the hard work of all involved and the determination of team boss Jost Capito. What’s even better is that they want to share the success with their fans and have setup a new competition to give some lucky fans the chance to join them on a VIP trip to Monte Carlo for the start of the 2014 Cahmpionship.

It’s easy to enter. Watch the video below for a taste of the action and then head on over to the Rally the World website and look for the link to the Facebook app or the Android and iOS games. From there you can join the online competition and see if you can guide the Polo WRC to victory. The reward is waiting for you in Monte Carlo, and with any luck you’ll be able to watch those flying Polos in their natural habitat!



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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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