Friday Photo – Volkswagen Polo R WRC at 2014 Wales Rally GB

This weekend marks the final round of the 2014 World Rally Championship; one which Volkswagen has pretty much dominated proceedings throughout. What better way to celebrate than with photos of mud splattered Polo R WRCs from yesterday’s shakedown.  Volkswagen Motorsport have dominated the year heavily; they had the Manufacturers’ championship wrapped up by Rally Australia with…

Friday Video – Audi Sport Quattro S1

In anticipation of something special that’s coming to EngageSportMode next week, here’s a video featuring what is probably the most famous rally car ever; the Audi Quattro, shown here in short wheelbase Sport Quattro S1 form.  Quite frankly, we could spend hours listening to that five-cylinder Quattro sound, so we’re sure it’ll help you pass a few minutes on a Friday…

Friday Photo #14 – Monte Carlo Rally 2014

A year ago Sebastien Ogier was running second to that pesky other French Sebastien; Monsieur Loeb. This year he finds himself leading into the final day of the 2014 Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, after a strong drive to get himself back into contention. Can he hold on tomorrow to take the win? Ogier did encounter some good…

Volkswagen takes 2013 WRC Drivers’ Championship

He might have only needed one point, but Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier wasted no time in wrapping up the WRC Driver’s title on his home turf.  With a third place on Rally France’s ‘Power Stage’ on the opening night of the event, Ogier cemented his grasp on his first World Rally Championship by making impossible…

Volkswagen WRC – One point, one day from winning drivers’ title?

By this time tomorrow we could see the World Rally Championship mathematically won by Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier on home soil tarmac at Rally France. Unlike most rounds of the World Rally Championship, Rally France will open with the ‘Power Stage’ which gives drivers the chance to win additional championship points. With Ogier needing just one…

Volkswagen wins 2013 Rally Finland!

Continuing the Volkswagen Motorsport domination of the 2013 World Rally Championship the team, and Sebastien Ogier, can now add Finland to those already notched up. Ogier had finished day one of the rally in second place, but made his move on Friday to stake out a 38 second lead going into today’s final stages. He…

Friday Photo From the Archives #6

Ok, I apologise. The title for this post is actually rather misleading, as the featured content is neither a photograph or particulary old. However, I do not care. A couple of months ago we brought you the epic work of FS Aviation and their drone cameras from the Monte-Carlo Rally. Well, the guys have been…

Rekindling my love for the WRC

Recently I wrote about whether Volkswagen’s assault on the World Rally Championship, with the Polo R WRC, could help recapture my interest in the sport. The Polo R WRC had a strong second place in Monte Carlo, with Sebastien Ogier behind the wheel. However, it was that other Sebastien (Loeb) who won yet again. Regardless…