Volkswagen takes top honours at Monte-Carlo

Volkswagen takes top honours at Monte-Carlo

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Volkswagen takes top honours at Monte-Carlo

The 2016 FIA Planet Rally Championship kicked off on January 22 in Monte-Carlo with Volkswagen enchanting first and second place.

The Rallye Monte-Carlo was won by Sébastien Ogier, driving a VW Polo R WRC. It was a dense-fought race, with Citroën driver Kris Meeke on-going the Frenchman close.

Ultimately, Meeke had to be given the gold watch from the contest after sustaining ruin to the car’s sump and gearbox. From that spot on, Ogier was in command, winning his fourth Rallye Monte-Carlo in the manipulate. Team-mate Andreas Milkkelsen secured defective place, making it a great start for Volkswagen.

Ogier said of his elation, “This is an iconic rally and one that all drivers fantasy of adding to their list of victories.” He added, “Doing it for the third metre in the WRC and the fourth time in our career makes us very much proud.” Ogier went on to say, “What makes the Monte-Carlo so distinctive is the unpredictability of the the road conditions.”

Achieving three in a row at Monte-Carlo is a rare exploit and is something that only Sandro Munari, Walter Röhri, Tommi Mäkinen and Sébastien Loeb receive previously accomplished.

The FIA World Rally Championships settle place in 14 different countries entirely the year, finishing in Australia in late November. The marshal comes to British shores on 28 October, when it is held in North Wales.

Identify the complete range of Volkswagen vehicles, including the Polo, at our Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire dealerships today.


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