Italy, France, Belgium, Germany – big moments for the VW Polo GTI R5 in customer hands

Italy, France, Belgium, Germany – big moments for the VW Polo GTI R5 in customer hands

19.12.2019: The Polo GTI R5 also made a positive impression in other national rally championships. Andrea Crugnola (I) caused quite a stir in Italy, including victory in the Due Valli Rally.


The Polo GTI R5 also made a positive impression in other national rally championships. Andrea Crugnola (I) caused quite a stir in Italy, including victory in the Due Valli Rally.

At the Monza Rallye Show, Crugnola actually left three WRC works drivers trailing in his wake: Craig Breen (IRL), Andreas Mikkelsen (N) and Dani Sordo (E). However, that very same Craig Breen also produced a genuine highlight in the Polo GTI R5.

Making a guest appearance in the Belgian Rally Championship, Breen won the renowned Rally Ypres in the customer sport Polo. In Belgium, Volkswagen customer teams also enjoyed success at the Rally van Haspengouw, the TAC Rally and the Sezoensrally.

In France, Nicolas Ciamin (F) and Quentin Gilbert (F) achieved podium results from the word go, while William Wagner (B) was among those to score further victories in the French Rally Cup. In Switzerland, Sébastien Carron (CH) was a regular on the podium and also claimed one victory.

Christian Riedemann (D) also presented the Polo GTI R5 with its maiden victory in the German Rally Championship, winning the “Rallye rund um die Sulinger Bärenklaue”.

Andre Dietzel, photo VW


19.12.2019 / MaP

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