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.