Following Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH’s announcement to terminate all motorsport actions, the Indian and South African subsidiaries have confirmed that they’ll proceed native operations supporting racing at a grassroots degree.
Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH lately introduced termination of all motorsport actions
Volkswagen Motorsport India and South Africa have introduced that the subsidiaries will proceed with their respective native operations. The announcement comes days after Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH introduced its choice to terminate all motorsport applications to concentrate on electrical mobility. The firm had mentioned that the termination of all motorsport actions is part of the corporate’s “realignment and further focusing” on the electrical car phase. However, VW India and South Africa are a few of the markets to proceed with the deliberate motorsport operations that type an enormous a part of the model communication and advertising and marketing actions.
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Responding to a question from carandbike, an announcement from Volkswagen Passenger Cars, India learn, “Volkswagen India will continue with its Motorsport program based on ICE vehicles in India. Due to the on-going pandemic, we have recently commenced our Virtual Racing Championship, the first virtual Motorsport championship in India, and are hoping to be back on track in 2021 with our one-make series. Volkswagen Motorsport India will continue in its endeavor to nurture and provide a dynamic platform for young budding talents across the nation.”
Meanwhile, VW South Africa issued an announcement saying, “Following the announcement earlier this week that Volkswagen Motorsport GmbH will cease its involvement in motorsport activities as part of the company’s realignment and further focusing, Volkswagen South Africa confirms that it will continue with its local motorsport operations which include customer service and support including the Polo Cup and Supa Cup categories.”
The announcement does come as a reduction to the model’s Indian operations in addition to its motorsport program. Volkswagen Motorsport India utterly 10 years lately, a momentous event that marked the corporate’s a number of one-make championships together with the Polo Cup, Vento Cup, and the Ameo Cup. In 2020, Volkswagen Motorsport India was all set to revive the Polo Cup with an all-new automobile. However, the pandemic compelled the carmaker to change plans and introduce the Volkswagen Virtual Racing Championship (VW-VRC) as an alternative, a first-of-its-kind digital one-make sequence. The championships have additionally been instrumental in scouting and supporting expertise at a grassroots degree.
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The announcement additionally comes as a reduction for the model’s buyer program that sees Volkswagen Motorsport India construct the rally-spec Polo for purchasers. This means, that the shoppers will proceed to get manufacturing unit assist for spares and even manpower.