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Volkswagen - World Rally Champions 2013

Volkswagen’s Castrol EDGE-lubricated Polo R WRC stormed to the 2013 World Rally Championship Drivers’ title in an incredibly successful debut season. The World Rally programme follows record-breaking success in the Dakar Rally, the gruelling 9,600km race. In four years, the Castrol-lubricated, diesel-engined Touareg off-roader had no technical-related breakdowns, helping the team storm to a trio of benchmark-setting victories in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

In the 2013 WRC, Castrol and Volkswagen showed they could push the boundaries of performance to win in any environment. WRC is the perfect test of strength for Castrol EDGE. So it’s not surprising that Volkswagen recommends Castrol EDGE for its road cars, too.   

Only the strong can win

After 12 rallies, 231 stages and 4,546km, only one car was victorious – Volkswagen’s Castrol EDGE-lubricated Polo R WRC.


Based on the Volkswagen Polo, the Castrol EDGE-lubricated Volkswagen Polo R WRC is designed for exceptional use in the WRC. The car is built to the World Rally car regulations introduced in 2011 and powered by a turbo-charged 1.6-litre engine delivering 300bhp. The car conquered the most demanding rally stages, coming away champions in 2013. 

Winning VW Team

Wrestling the championship-winning 300bhp Castrol EDGE-lubricated Volkswagen Polo R WRC around the world’s most demanding rally stages in 2014 are Sebastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala, and Andreas Mikkelsen.

Sebastien Ogier

The Frenchman was so dominant in 2013 that he became World Champion with two rallies still remaining.

Jari-Matti Latvala

Still the youngest driver ever to win a WRC event, Jari-Matti contributed plenty of points to Volkswagen’s Manufacturers’ position in 2013.

Andreas Mikkelsen

Two-time IRC champion,with several points finishes under his belt. The Norwegian is still just 24 years old and showing plenty of promise.

About WRC

The World Rally Championship is a thrilling, globe-trotting tour featuring some of the toughest events in the world. Drivers race the terrain and the clock, tackling a series of point-to-point stages over three or four days with the aim of completing each stage in the fastest time. The rally cars are based on road-going cars, but have race-tuned 1.6-litre turbo engines that develop 300bhp. Maximum performance is required, and that’s where Castrol EDGE delivers every time.