After months of speculation and rumours, Volkswagen have finally announced that they will enter the WRC with the Polo R from the start of 2013.
At a conference in Olbia where Rally Sardinia is set to get underway, VW gave a presentation on their plans for the WRC to around 200 journalists.
After 3 consecutive wins in the Dakar Rally, their attention is now on the World Rally Championships. Its believed that they could have a budget of 100 million to spend on their Motorsport plans, and will contest the 2013 championship with the Polo R.
There’s no news yet on possible drivers. The car will be ready for testing with Carlos Sainz by the end of this year: Petter Solberg, Nasser Al-Attiyah and young German Herman Gassner have been rumoured.
Launch video by VW below.