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Red Bull might buy Volkswagen’s WRC cars for 2017

A wild rumor

A rumor has come up that Volkswagen’s main sponsor in the World Rally Championship, Red Bull might be moving in to buy Volkswagen’s WRC department including already finished VW Polo R 2017. Volkswagen have stated that they won’t sell their next season’s car for any private teams but Red Bull would be different as they have paid with sponsorship money part of VW’s cars for next year. A possible reason for Volkswagen’s exit was financial reasons and why would they just leave their expensive rally cars unused in their garage.

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A big name

Red Bull is a big name in many sports, most renowned for Formula One and extreme sports. A jump to WRC could be the next global takeover for the Austrian energy drink company and buying the probably outstanding VW rally cars for the 2017 season could be a ticket straight to success in WRC. There could be a lot more rumors and negotiating around the next season of WRC as the drivers’ market could go crazy again if a new team was to join the WRC.
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6 thoughts on “Red Bull might buy Volkswagen’s WRC cars for 2017

  • 06/11/2016 at 3:59 PM
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    Yip please do red bull.. would be great for w.r.c and rally fans works wide if u could keep vw in WRC. You have the fiance please put to good use buy the 2017 vw team and cars please. Grateful fan.????

  • 07/11/2016 at 2:32 PM
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    Yes please Red Bull

  • 07/11/2016 at 5:45 PM
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    Would be great, but not possible. 2017 wrc contenders (at least for wrc 2017 specs cars) must be factory teams. Exception made for M-Sport, but they build the Fiesta wrc from the scratch.

  • 10/11/2016 at 10:04 PM
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    Even if so are the rules, they would surely make an exception or change the rules making it possible for Red Bull to run if it happens they can. Also, if they buy the whole VW WRC department they would pretty much be the same thing as M-Sport and officially be a factory team since they will run and develop the cars. I hardly see why they would be shut out.

  • 11/11/2016 at 2:35 PM
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    I think RedBull is an exception as they have run team in the wrc before with Skoda and they can wave their f1 success at the WRC board….. its all possible

  • 14/11/2016 at 5:33 PM
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    If RB already have put in a lot of money to develop the 2017 car and VW Quit it could be very hard for vw just to say sorry and not to have to pay back whats RB invested.
    Shame VW

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