Volkswagen wants diesel hat-trick at Dakar Rally

April 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm

This year at Dakar Rally VW and their diesel-powered Touaregs gained a historic one-two finish for the company. Apparently this victory was so sweet that they are planning big for 2011 race.

Commenting on the continued commitment to the Dakar Rally, Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen explained: ‘We now have the opportunity to achieve the diesel hat-trick and to thereby make motorsport history again.  We will again invest all our passion, heart and soul in this project at the next Dakar.’

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‘The Dakar Rally makes maximum demands on the vehicles and the team. This makes it the ideal terrain to present Volkswagen’s technical expertise and perfect teamwork to a large audience,’ said Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand for the Development Division.  ‘South America is an important growth market for Volkswagen and thus the ideal venue to continue expanding the awareness and popularity enjoyed by the Volkswagen brand.’

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